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UPDATE – The highway is now open in both directions.

CHETWYND, B.C. — A vehicle incident 35 kilometres south of Chetwynd caused Highway 97 to close on Monday night.

According to DriveBC, a vehicle incident between Powder King Road and Old Hasler Road has caused the highway to close in both directions.

There is no detour available.

The estimated time of re-opening is 10 p.m. Monday night.

For the latest updates on the vehicle incident, visit

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