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Lumber truck rolls, closes Highway 97A near Grindrod, B.C.

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“At around 9:15 a.m., officers responded to a motor vehicle collision involving a semi-truck hauling a large load of lumber, which loosened and spilled onto the highway,” wrote Const. Chris Terleski, a Vernon North Okanagan RCMP officer – Feb 2, 2021

The Vernon North Okanagan RCMP are currently on scene at a three-vehicle crash on Highway 97A near Springbend Road, which is located between Enderby and Grindrod.

“At around 9:15 a.m., officers responded to a motor vehicle collision involving a semi-truck hauling a large load of lumber, which loosened and spilled onto the highway,” wrote Const. Chris Terleski, a Vernon North Okanagan RCMP officer.

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Highway 97A will remain closed between the junction of Highway 97A and Highway 97B and Grindrod, until further notice as crews work to clear the highway.

“North Okanagan RCMP received reports of a multi-vehicle collision involving two commercial vehicles and a pick-up truck,” said Terleski.

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“Investigators have determined that a northbound semi-truck hauling a large load of lumber failed to negotiate a curve in the road and overturned, colliding with a southbound commercial vehicle and pickup truck.”

Another view of the Highway 97A closure involving a semi-truck hauling lumber that spilled its load. Global News
Work crews cleaning up the spilled lumber along Highway 97A. Global News
A view of the overturned semi along Highway 97A. Global News

Northbound traffic on Highway 97A is being re-routed via Highway 97B and southbound traffic is being redirected to Enderby via Enderby-Grindrod Road.

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The driver of the overturned semi-truck was transported to a nearby hospital.

The road closure is expected to last into the evening, according to police.

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