Drivers are advised that Highway 97 is closed to traffic in both directions between Salmon River Road and Monte Creek (62-kilometre stretch).
This closure is to help support residents evacuated from their homes due to wildfire activity and to assist wildfire crews that are responding.
Detours are currently available via Highway 97A, Highway 97B and Highway 1. The digital message signs and DriveBC are updated with this information.
There is no estimated time of reopening available.
Drivers are reminded to observe posted speed limits and to drive cautiously where there is smoke from wildfires.
All of B.C.’s highways are continually being monitored due to the changing wildfire conditions.
For up-to-date route information, check @DriveBC on Twitter or visit the DriveBC website at: www.drivebc.ca
For the latest wildfire information, visit: www.bcwildfire.ca