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Highway 97: Expect delays near Summerland as slope work continues
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Highway 97: Expect delays near Summerland as slope work continues

If you’ve driven along Highway 97 recently, you’ve likely faced lengthy delays just north of Summerland. According to the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure (MoTI), those delays are due to slope stabilization work above the highway.“There will be 20-minute delays on Highway 97 through the site until late January, when this phase of the project to remove remaining loose material from the slope face and catchment area is anticipated to be completed,” said MoTI in a statement.“A further geotechnical assessment will be conducted once this phase is complete to assess if any other slope stabilization work will be required at this site.” Read more: Highway 97: Blasting planned for section near Summerland Read next: Golden Globes 2023: See...
Rural Enderby, B.C. resident says icy road left her stranded
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Rural Enderby, B.C. resident says icy road left her stranded

People living and working on a rural road near Enderby, B.C., are speaking out about the icy conditions they experienced over the holidays. They say the bad weather combined with lacklustre road maintenance left them trapped or forced them to take matters into their own hands.Trinity Valley Road resident Stacey Hooper said icy road conditions left her household effectively stranded for days. Read more: North Okanagan residents left with unsafe road conditions Read next: 2 Mexican airports reopen amid unrest, but Canadians still advised to take caution To get to medical appointments, Hooper ended up walking a few kilometres to a spot where a relative could pick her up“We were trapped in our home,” said Hooper.“Christmas night it st...