Highway 97 in Winfield was closed in both directions after a car smashed into a power line Tuesday afternoon. However, it reopened to single-lane traffic around 9 p.m. Tuesday night.
The closure was just south of Beaver Lake Road, according to Kelowna RCMP.
Shane Curveon witnessed the crash and said a vehicle swerved to miss a stopped pickup truck.
In an email, Sgt. Mike Cooke said BC Hydro attended the scene. Although the highway was expected to partially reopen to traffic around 9 p.m., he estimated it would be another four hours before it completely reopens.
Police say northbound traffic should take John Hindle Drive, while southbound traffic should take Glenmore Road.