Highway 97 opened after police incident near Kaleden

Highway 97 was opened up around 7:15 a.m. on Thursday morning after being closed for several hours.

Highway 97 between Penticton and the Kaleden junction were closed on Thursday morning for a couple hours.

Highway 97 was opened up around 7:15 a.m. on Thursday morning after being closed for several hours.

Officials at the weigh scales said the highway was closed due to a “police incident” and not an accident. No other information is available at this time.

Access to Highway 97 from Penticton south to the Highway 3A junction was closed. Drivers were being re-routed to Eastside Road during the closure.