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UPDATE #4: As of 1:45 p.m., Highway 97 is now open in both directions.

UPDATE #3: Officials expect the highway to be open by 3 p.m. Next update at 2 p.m.

UPDATE #2: As of 12 p.m., the highway remains closed. The next update is expected at 1 p.m. The detour remains in place using the Old Alaska Highway, but it is limited to single axle vehicles only at this time.

UPDATE: A detour is in place using the Old Alaska Highway, but the detour is limited to single axle vehicles only. The next update on the status of the Highway is expected at 11 a.m. mountain time.


FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – is reporting that Highway 97 is closed 21 km south of Taylor.

The Highway is closed due to a vehicle collision. According to maps from, the closure is south of the Kiskatinaw Bridge.

At this time there is no estimate on when the highway will re-open. Travellers can get around the collision using the Old Alaska Highway.

If you have any information or pictures of the collision, email

This post will be updated as more information becomes available.

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