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Highway 97C reopened after a crash closed eastbound lanes

97C reopens after crash

UPDATE: 11:40 a.m.

Traffic is once again moving in the eastbound lanes of the Okanagan Connector Saturday morning. 

The eastbound lanes of the highway were temporarily closed following a serious crash near Loon Lake Road. A medevac helicopter attended the scene, but the condition of those involved is unknown at this time. 

ORIGINAL: 11 a.m.

A serious crash has closed down the eastbound lanes of the Okanagan Connector Saturday morning.

The crash occurred near Loon Lake Road, sometime before 10 a.m.

A medevac helicopter has responded to the area, and emergency vehicles are currently on scene.

A driver at the crash site says the vehicle involved went over an embankment and through the fencing that lines the highway. He says the vehicle is heavily damaged.

Castanet will provide more information as it becomes available.

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