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UPDATE: As of 3:20 a.m. Wednesday Dec. 21 the collision is now clear and the Highway is open in both directions.

UPDATE: As of 10:45 p.m. Tuesday Dec. 20, 2016, the Highway remains closed in both directions at the North Taylor Hill. A detour remains in effect using the route shown below. For updates on the condition of the highway overnight, visit

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Highway 97 between Taylor and Fort St. John is closed on the North Taylor Hill.

At this time, details are limited, but, has confirmed the Highway is closed. According to a tweet, the highway is closed in both directions. Crews are currently assessing the situation and will provide updates on the road as soon as information is available.

As more information is released about this collision, we will post updates to this post. If you have any information to share, email

Tweets from the Fort St. John RCMP

The Fort St. John RCMP shared the following tweets, Tuesday evening.

Detour Map

The following map shows a detour around the collision using Cherry Avenue in Taylor. Please note this road will be experiencing heavy traffic, motorists should reduce their speed until they return to Highway 97.

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