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Rollover near Oliver

9 a.m. Update: 

A driver was rushed to Oliver General Hospital early today following a single car accident on Highway 97 about 10 kilometers south of Oliver.

The highway was closed briefly and FortisBC crews were on the scene replacing a power pole knocked down by the vehicle.

The accident occurred on a straight section of the highway shortly after sunrise. The older model SUV apparently rolled and ended up about 20 metres off the road in a vineyard.

Condition of the driver and the cause of the accident were not available.

7:30 a.m. Update: Highway 97 has reopened south of Oliver.

7 a.m.: A crash has closed Highway 97, in both directions, 10 km south of Oliver.

Detours are available via Road 9 and Road 22.

DriveBC says an assessment is in progress.

The Oliver Daily News reports wires are down and FortisBC has been called.

More details to follow.

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