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Serious MVA Hwy 97a North of Armstrong BC

Updated: Dec 28, 2022

UPDATE December 28th:

We believe two vehicles were involved, carrying three people. Unconfirmed reports are two died at the scene and one was transported to hospital. This MVI happened the same time an EBus crashed on Hwy 97C Okanagan Connector killing four passengers. A very bad night on BC roads When we receive official word it will be posted on

Original Story Christmas Eve:

Armstrong Hwy 97a serious accident Christmas Eve. s attended a serious MVA just North of Armstrong shortly after 6 pm Christmas Eve., possibly involving multiple fatalities.

There are also reports a number of people involved in the incident, but not seriously injured, are being transported from the scene by bus.

Drive BC had issued a weather warning for the section of Hwy 97a less than an hour before the incident.

Low visibility due to blowing snow and icy road conditions was reported.

From Drive BC: WEATHER CONDITION Highway 97A - Highway 97A. Blowing snow between the start of Highway 97A and Davidson Dr for 56.0 km (26 km south of Enderby to 5 km south of Sicamous). Limited visibility with snow. Watch for slippery sections. Compact snow. Last updated Sat Dec 24 at 5:49 PM PST. Updates when they become available.


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