The District of Lake Country have hired security to patrol the grounds of the Airport Inn. (Daniel Taylor)

The District of Lake Country have hired security to patrol the grounds of the Airport Inn. (Daniel Taylor)

Highway 97 in Lake Country reopens after police incident near Airport Inn

Traffic was backed up on the highway for several hours

UPDATE: 10:45 p.m.

Highway 97 has reopened after a several-hour-long closure due to a police incident in the area.

There is no indication as to what caused the armed RCMP response to the area near the Airport Inn.

RCMP did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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A police incident unfolding in Lake Country has caused the closure of Highway 97 between Robinson and Oceola road.

Residents in a Lake Country Rant and Rave Facebook group claim the incident is occurring near Airport Inn just off Highway 97.

One member of the group alleges armed officers are telling residents in the area to stay inside their homes and others report they’ve been evacuated from their homes.

DriveBC has no estimate time of when the road will reopen and there is no detour.

More to come.


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