UPDATE – The highway is now open to single lane alternating traffic.

DAWSON CREEK, B.C. – Highway 97 is closed between Dawson Creek and Chetwynd after a motor vehicle collision.

The closure is 7km south of the junction with Highway 52 in Arras and there is no detour available. Officials believe the highway will re-open between 6 p.m. and 7 p.m.

There is no official information on what happened in the collision. Drivebc.ca, says the next update on the road, will be published at 6 p.m.

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