UPDATE as of 4:20 p.m. – The highway is open to single lane traffic.

UPDATE as of 2:50 p.m. – Highway 97, in both directions. Vehicle incident between Melychuck Rd and Caven Rd for 2.9 km (16 to 14 km north of Chetwynd). Until Sun Aug 18. Road closed. Detour not available. Estimated time of re-opening Sun Aug 18 at 6:00 PM MST. Next update time Sun Aug 18 at 5:00 PM MST. Last updated Sun Aug 18 at 2:47 PM MST. (DBC-11057)

CHETWYND, B.C. – Highway 97 between Dawson Creek and Chetwynd is closed due to a vehicle fire.

Drivebc.ca is reporting there is a vehicle fire on Highway 97 east of Chetwynd at Caven Road.  The highway is closed in both directions while officials deal with the fire.

There is no estimate at this time on when the highway will re-open.  If you’re travelling in the area, let us know what you see, email news@moosefm.ca