UPDATE #3: Drive BC says the Highway between Barrette Rd and 259 Rd has reopened.

UPDATE #2: RCMP published a release stating both drivers involved in the collision had been sent to hospital with serious injuries. Read more: https://energeticcity.ca/…/two-vehicle-collision-on…/

UPDATE: RCMP report they received a call at 8:20 A.M. Wednesday regarding a three-vehicle pile-up on Highways 97 north at 259 Rd. Emergency crews are on scene and the highway remains closed. Police say they’re unsure of what caused the crash at this time but the investigation is ongoing.

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Highway 97 is currently closed in both directions due to a vehicle incident between Barrette Roadd and 259 Road for 0.5 km (4 km south of Fort St John).

An assessment in progress.  There is a detour via 259 Road to 255 Road.

The estimated time of opening is not available.