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Overturned truck shuts down Highway 97

The incident saw old propane bottles spilled across three lanes of traffic

A blown tire led to the crash of a vehicle hauling old propane bottles Sunday morning.

Prince George RCMP and other first responders were called to a vehicle crash on Highway 97 north of Hixon, near Swanson Road, at about 11:30 a.m.

The truck spilled its load of old and recycled cylinders over three lanes of traffic.

“The incident shut down the highway in both directions for a large portion of the afternoon, as emergency crews cleared the truck from the highway and collected the propane bottles," reports Cpl. Jennifer Cooper, media relations officer with the Prince George RCMP. "Thankfully, no one was injured in the incident and only the single vehicle was involved."

The highway reopened several hours later.