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Metal on Okanagan Connector has blown out tires

DriveBC put out the warning after vehicles had driven over metal and tires blew out
BC Highway camera showing the Okanagan Connector near Brenda Mine on Wednesday, Aug. 18. (BC Highways)

DriveBC is warning travellers along the Okanagan Connector to watch out for angle metal on the road Wednesday morning.

There are reports that vehicles have blown tires as a result of the angle iron in the westbound lanes.

The metal is on Highway 97C about 20 kilometres west of Summerland, according to the report.

A crew is now there cleaning up the metal but drivers should still use caution in the area.

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Monique brings 20 years of award-winning journalism experience to the role of editor at the Penticton Western News. Of those years, 17 were spent working as a senior reporter and acting editor with the Langley Advance Times.
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