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Highway reopens after crash

UPDATE: 10 a.m.

Highway 97 has been reopened near Cooper Road after a serious crash between a cyclist and a car closed the eastbound lanes for hours Saturday morning. 

The condition of those involved is unknown at this time. 

Police spent almost four hours investigating the scene, and dozens of yellow markers on the road identified evidence.


ORIGINAL: 7:50 a.m.

A crash has closed a section of Highway 97 in Kelowna Saturday morning. 

The eastbound lanes of the road were closed between Hardy Street and Cooper Road  at about 6 a.m., and while the details of the crash remain unclear at this time, police appear to be investigating a car and bicycle near Vasile Road.

Evidence markers are scattered along Highway 97.

Eastbound traffic is being rerouted north along Hardy Road. 

A flagger on scene said they hope to have the highway reopened before 9 a.m.



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