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Update 2:40 pm:
Drive B.C. says traffic has started to flow on Highway 97 near Hixon, following a two-vehicle collision that left two people dead and another in hospital with serious injuries.
The highway is open to single-lane alternating traffic.
According to the Prince George RCMP, a head-on collision occurred between a car and a mid-sized sport utility vehicle this morning.
Mounties believe speed to be a factor in the crash.
As delays are expected due to congestion, drivers are told to slow down and watch for traffic control in the area.
Update: 12:30 pm
Two people have died and one person has been hospitalized with serious injuries after a two-vehicle collision on Highway 97 near Hixon this morning (Thurs).
Emergency crews say a head-on collision between a car and a mid-size sport utility vehicle occurred just after 9:00.
According to RCMP, speed is believed to be a factor in the collision.
The highway remains closed in both directions and is not expected to re-open for a number of hours.
Update 10:21 AM
The Prince George RCMP and emergency crews are currently on the scene of a serious motor vehicle collision on Highway 97, one mile north of Hixon.
A two-vehicle incident occurred just after 9:00 this morning (Thursday).
According to Drive BC, it occurred north of Colebank Road east.
The highway is closed in both directions and is expected to remain that way for a number of hours.
Police say a detour is available at Widdis Road on the north side and Colebank Road on the south side, however, drivers are warned that it’s a rough stretch of road that is often slick with mud.
Original Story at 10:00 AM
The North District RCMP says a two-vehicle accident has shut down traffic on Highway 97 South in Hixon.
It happened just after 9:00 this morning (Thursday) and emergency crews are on the scene.
According to Drive BC, it occurred north of Colebank Road.
Motorists can expect delays.
- Files from Catherine Garrett, MyPGNow