UPDATE: Highway 97 Bus Crash

By Greg Fry
November 1, 2018 - 4:36pm Updated: November 1, 2018 - 8:52pm

PRINCE GEORGE — Update: The Prince George RCMP has confirmed up to 40 people were taken to hospital after a bus slid off the road about 20 kilometres north of Prince George on Highway 97 late this afternoon.
Police say three people were injured - including one person who was believed to be critically injured but is now expected to make a full recovery.
Although the cause of the crash has not yet been determined, police say weather conditions may have been a factor. The highway has been reopened to single-lane alternating traffic.

Update: The BC Emergency Health Services confirmed there were 32 passengers aboard a private charter bus that slid off the highway after hitting a slushy patch this afternoon. 

The BC EHS says 16 passengers have taken to the hospital and three of those passengers have suffered critical injuries. 

Prince George RCMP says at least two passengers were taken to hospital with serious injuries. 

The highway remains closed until further notice.

No other information is available at this time.

Check Drive BC for updates.

Earlier: Avoid Highway 97 North if you can.

Prince George RCMP confirms the highway is closed in both directions following a collision near Mitchell Road.

"The collision is believed to involve a tour bus," says Cpl. Craig Douglass. "The highway will be closed for an undetermined amount of time."

He says the roads are extremely slippery and travel is not advised.

No other information is available at this time.

RAW Video From The Scene

 

 

 

Canfor Statement Following Bus Crash

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