Mounties warn drivers to slow down
December 02, 2013 - 2:29 PM
KELOWNA - Drivers are advised to slow down as the RCMP continues to respond to crashes because of slippery road conditions.
Kelowna RCMP want the public to know they've been out to a number of crashes over the past several hours and more accidents are being called in. Drivers have lost control, gone off the road or collided with other vehicles.
"Police are reminding motorists to be cautious and adjust their speed accordingly while driving on the roads as they are slippery during this time," RCMP Watch Commander Sgt. Morrison said in a press release. "It is also important to have the appropriate winter tires and equipment, including warm clothing. Slow down, take some extra time and get to where you're going safely."
Drivebc.ca shows Highway 1 closed in both directions 12 km west of Chase at the site of an accident. Highway 1 at the Lytton north access is down to one lane because of an accident. A 141.4 km section of Highway 97, Junction Highway 97 in Monte Creek to Craigellachie is under a travel advisory because of dangerous road conditions.
There are other advisories to be cautious while driving most roads and highways throughout the Okanagan because of black ice, compact snow and slippery conditions.
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