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Highway 5A closed after fiery semi crash

By Doug Collins
September 13, 2017 - 5:29am Updated: September 13, 2017 - 9:21am

KAMLOOPS — Police aren't saying much so far, but a crash on Highway 5A north of Merritt has shut the highway down until close to noon.

The fiery crash happened about 27 kilometers north of Merritt, and Drive B.C. says the road won't likely open until at least 11:00 AM.

Evacuation alert lifted for 70 Mile House and homes west of Hwy 97/99 Junction

By Vanessa Ybarra
September 10, 2017 - 3:31pm Updated: September 10, 2017 - 4:48pm

70 MILE HOUSE, B.C. — The TNRD says significant progress has been on the Elephant Hill wildfire allowing officials to lift the evacuation alert properties in 70 Mile House.

Properties and areas west of Highway 97 at the Highway 99 Junction have also been given the all clear.

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