Highway 97 Rock Slide

Updated: 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 10

The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure has announced that a bypass using Callan Road alongside Hwy. 97 north of Summerland will be open at 5 a.m. Monday morning (Feb. 11), providing a 900-metre two-lane detour around the rock slide that has closed the highway since Feb. 2. The detour eliminates the need of the much longer detours through Aspen Grove, Princeton and Keremeos, and using the forest service road to the east of Penticton. Classes affected by the highway closure are expected to return to normal Monday at Okanagan College's campuses.

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