Motorcycle crash near Kalenden. (Submitted)

Motorcycle crash near Kalenden. (Submitted)

Highway 97 partially open near Kaleden following motorcycle crash

The crash happened just after 2 p.m. Thursday

UPDATE: 3:55 p.m.

Highway 97 is open to single lane traffic near Merron Valley Rd south of Kaleden, following a motorcycle crash.

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Highway 97 is closed south of Penticton between Larch Avenue and Lakehill Road due to a collision.

According to witnesses, the crash included at least one motorcycle but it’s unclear if other vehicles were involved.

The incident happened about 2 p.m. Thursday.

Motorcycle crash near Kalenden. (Facebook)

Motorcycle crash near Kalenden. (Facebook)

Traffic is backed up in both directions on the highway, motorists are asked to avoid the area.

Drivers are being re-routing through Kaleden.

Emergency crews are on scene.

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