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Rollover accidents a sign of winter weather on Okanagan mountain highways

A delivery truck left a possibly icy Highway 97C around noon, Monday, Nov. 2, 2015 near the Pennask Summit.
Image Credit: Global Okanagan/Travis Lowe (with permission)
November 02, 2015 - 1:01 PM

CENTRAL OKANAGAN - A rash of rollovers on the Okanagan Connector is highlighting the arrival of winter weather at higher elevations.

West Kelowna RCMP say there were two rollover accidents on Saturday, Oct. 31 with both vehicles hitting ice.

This comes amid reports of two other rollovers which happened this mornining, Nov. 2. One of the crashes involved a delivery truck leaving Highway 97C near the Pennask Summit just after noon and ending up on it's side, according to a Global Okanagan report. The driver's injuries were not serious.

On Saturday, the first crash happened about 8 p.m. when a 39-year-old Kamloops man hit the ditch near the Sunset Main exit. Neither the man or his 35-year-old passenger were injured.

A couple of hours later, another rollover in the same area left a 40-year-old Penticton woman shaken but unhurt. The vehicles in both incidents had to be towed from the scene.

Cpl. Joe Duncan urged drivers who may be fooled by the mellow weather in the valley to adjust their driving speeds to road and weather conditions.

To contact the reporter for this story, email John McDonald at or call 250-808-0143. To contact the editor, email or call 250-718-2724.

— This story was updated at 2:24 p.m., Monday, Nov. 2, 2015 to add a photo and information about the delivery truck crash.

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