BRITISH COLUMBIA
07/06/2014 05:04 EDT | Updated 09/05/2014 05:59 EDT

Highway 97 Rock Slide Causes Major Traffic Delays Near Summerland

A rock slide two kilometres north of Summerland, in B.C.'s Okanagan, temporarily closed Highway 97 for about an hour over the noon hour Sunday.

DriveBC says the highway has since reopened to single lane alternating traffic but it's extremely slow going and there are long line-ups.

B.C. ambulance operatons manager Mark King says says falling rocks hit a car causing the airbags in the vehicle to deploy.

"There was no one trapped," he said. "No one was actually pinned in the vehicle. We took two patients from the single vehicle to the Penticton Hospital on a routine basis with minor injuries."

The online Okanagan website Castanet.net is reporting a female passenger in the vehicle suffered head lacerations.

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