A transport truck rolled and lost its load of lumber Wednesday, Aug. 19 on Highway 97 north of Okanagan Falls. (Hilde Kohl / Facebook)

A transport truck rolled and lost its load of lumber Wednesday, Aug. 19 on Highway 97 north of Okanagan Falls. (Hilde Kohl / Facebook)

Lumber truck crash closes Highway 97 north of OK Falls

No injuries were reported by Okanagan Falls Volunteer Fire Department

Traffic is closed in both directions on Highway 97 due to a transport truck rolling over and losing its load of lumber.

The incident happened just north of Okanagan Falls on Waterman’s Hill.

No injuries occurred as a result of the crash according to Okanagan Falls Volunteer Fire Department chief, Rob Oliver.

Fire crews arrived on scene at approximately 3:15 p.m.

The road will remain closed while crews work to clear the lumber and get the truck upright.

DriveBC said to expect “long delays” in a tweet.

A previous version of this story incorrectly stated that it was a logging truck that had rolled.

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