An MVI on the 99 Mile Hill has blocked traffic on Hwy 97.

MVI blocks traffic on Hwy 97 south of 100 Mile House

Vehicle collides with tent trailer to avoid semi

A collision has blocked traffic on the 99 Mile Hill south of 100 Mile House.

At around 11:45 a.m. on May 12, a tractor-trailer carrying hay pulled over to the side of the southbound lane of Hwy 97 just south of Ainsworth Rd. due to engine troubles. According to RCMP, the vehicle was billowing white smoke, bringing visibility on the highway down.

Police say a Tahoe, driving southbound, was unable to see the tractor-trailer due to the low visibility and swerved into the other southbound lane, hitting a tent trailer pulled by a van that was in the process of slowing down.

Two people in the front of the van were taken to the hospital with minor injuries.

The highway has one way alternating traffic until the scene can be cleared.