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Crashes keeping emergency crews busy in South Okanagan

A two-car crash in the intersection of Eckhardt Avenue West and Winnipeg Street in Penticton, Saturday, Jan. 16, 2016.
Image Credit: Skyar Noe-Vack
January 16, 2016 - 3:11 PM

PENTICTON – The slippery roads in the South Okanagan kept emergency crews hopping today as they responded to car crashes.

At around 2 p.m., Jan. 16, crews were on the scene of a two-car crash in the intersection of Eckhardt Avenue West and Winnipeg Street, according to witness reports.

Ambulance paramedics treated the drivers who were the lone occupants of each vehicle.

A half hour earlier around 1:30 p.m., first responders were called to a crash on Highway 97 north near Summerland. A pickup truck lost control and hit a concrete barrier. No one was seriously hurt.

The new snow today and mild temperatures have combined to create extremely slippery roads throughout the southern Interior.

The driver of a pickup truck hit a concrete barrier on Highway 97 near Summerland, Saturday, Jan. 16, 2015.
The driver of a pickup truck hit a concrete barrier on Highway 97 near Summerland, Saturday, Jan. 16, 2015.
Image Credit: Skyar Noe-Vack

To contact the reporter for this story, email Howard Alexander at halexander@infonews.ca. To contact the editor, email mjones@infonews.ca or call 250-718-2724.

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