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A rock slide on the north end of Allison Lake on Highway 5A between Merritt and Princeton has created a single lane situation this morning.

Large boulders are reportedly blocking northbound traffic.

Caution is advised for people travelling through the area.

The slide was reported shortly after 3 o'clock this morning.

Fire destroyed a home east of Merritt in the Aspen Grove area last night.

The fire is believed to have started in the attic of the wood structure on Harlow-Moore Drive off Highway 97C.

Nobody is reported injured in the fire, which was outside the Merritt fire protection area.

An investigation is expected to take place starting today.

Police are on the scene of a semi tractor trailer unit accident north of Merritt this hour.

The northbound unit is said to be in the meridian near the brake check about 16-kilometres north of town on the Coquihalla Highway.

No injuries are reported and traffic is not being impeded by this morning's wreck.

Once again the Nicola Valley Health Care Centre stands to benefit as ticket sales have gone well for another fund raising presentation this weekend by the Merritt Elvis Presley Fan Club.

President of the Merritt, BC Elvis Presley Fan Club Dolly Jackson says money raised is to help the patient transportation program at the Health Centre.

Tomorrow's show featuring Randy Friskie is to celebrate of what would have been the 76th birthday of Elvis on January 8.

The doors open at the Desert Inn for the dinner and show tomorrow at 6 o'clock.

The Merritt Centennials look to continue their dominance of the Quesnel Millionaires this season as they pay a visit to the Gold Pan City tonight to kick-off a stretch of seven games in ten days.

The Cents have taken seven of eight points from the Mills so far, outscoring them 19-10.

Special teams has been key for Merritt during the season series as the Cents are 9-for-23 on the power play and 100 percent on the penalty kill against Quesnel.

Lino Chimienti gets the start in goal, he has a 3-and-0 record against the Millionaires in his career.

Tonight's game starts at 7:30, our Q101 broadcast with Alex Grebenyuk starts at 7 o'clock.

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