UPDATE: Highway 97 South Now Open

ARRAS, B.C. – The highway has re-opened as of 4:30 pm on June 9th.

Highway 97 south was closed in both directions because of downed power lines 10 km south of the Junction with Highway 52 in Arras.

There is also a power outage in the area. North-East of highway 97 , South-West of John Hart Highway 97. 53 customers are without power.

Crews are expected to have the power restored by 3:00 pm according to BC Hydro’s website.