Highway 97 reopened in both directions at Reid’s Corner after ‘serious incident’ – Kelowna News. The major thoroughfare was closed for several hours as Kelowna RCMP, alongside other emergency services, responded to a situation that escalated to include a structure fire. The incident, which began Wednesday afternoon, drew significant attention from law enforcement and disrupted local traffic. Key takeaways Highway 97 at Reid’s Corner reopened after a serious incident. Kelowna RCMP, Police Dog Services, and Kelowna Fire Department were involved. The incident included a structure fire at the location of interest. Details of the incident are still under investigation. There is no current concern for public safety. The serious incident on Highway 97 at Reid’s Corner has been resolved, allowing the highway to reopen. Authorities are continuing their investigation, but there is no ongoing risk to the public. Investigation Ongoing After Highway Reopening Following the clearance of the scene for safety, Highway 97 was reopened to the relief of local commuters. The incident, which required a multi-agency response, including the deployment of tactical units and canine teams, remains under investigation. The Kelowna RCMP has yet to disclose the nature of the incident, which led to the extensive closure of the highway. “Read more: Vandals Target Rainbow Crosswalk in Auckland, Suspects’ Photos Released” Community Responds to Highway 97 Incident Community members and businesses experienced disruptions as a result of the incident at Reid’s Corner. While the highway has now reopened, the Kelowna RCMP is appreciative of the public’s patience and the media’s role in disseminating information….