UPDATE: 3:55 p.m.
Highway 97 is open to single lane traffic near Merron Valley Rd south of Kaleden, following a motorcycle crash.
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.
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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