A multi vehicle crash involving a semi truck has closed Highway 97 near Chemult. One of the trucks involved was hauling water based paint, and the paint load has spilled. So far there are no reports of any major injuries. There is no estimate of when the highway will open again at this time.

The closure is about 4 miles south of Chemult on Highway 97. Both north and south lanes are closed at this time. For more information and alerts on events like this please consider becoming a subscriber.