UPDATE: Highway 97 South opened at Kennedy Road

UPDATE: The story has been updated as the highway will reportedly be closed intermittently.

KENNEDY, B.C. — Highway 97 South was closed at Kennedy Road due to downed hydro lines, causing outages in the area.

The highway is clear, according to DriveBC, but there is traffic control in the area, and the highway will be closed intermittently.

The closures may be up to an hour, according to DriveBC.

BC Hydro customers are still without power.

According to the RCMP, the downed hydro lines were caused by a chip truck going off the road on the Hart Highway.

Argo Road Maintenance crews closed the highway initially, which has since been opened.

BC Hydro has a crew onsite. According to the utility, 81 customers are without power.

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