Update 9:12 AM

Highway 97 south of Prince George has now re-opened to traffic on a single-lane alternating basis.

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Updated Story 7:50 AM

One person has died following a two-vehicle accident that shut down Highway 97 in both directions.

According to the North District RCMP spokesperson Madonna Saunderson, the incident occurred between 15 Mile Road & Buckhorn Lake Road just before 1 AM Monday morning.

“The pick-up truck driver looks to be at fault, he crossed the centre line and went head-on with a semi. The semi driver has some minor but non-life threatening injuries and there were two other passengers in the pick-up truck,”

Saunderson says both passengers of the pickup truck are in critical condition.

Drive BC says the road is expected to re-open at 10 AM.

Original Story 6:10 AM

An early morning crash on Highway 97 has snarled traffic in both directions for the time being.

According to Drive BC, the collision happened just south of Prince George between 15 Mile Rd & Buckhorn Lake Road.

The road is expected to re-open around 10 AM.