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Vernon RCMP issue road warning after numerous accidents

Ongoing snowfall created slippery road conditions Jan. 4, 2015 in Vernon.
January 04, 2016 - 1:24 PM

VERNON - Drivers are being warned to take it slow on local roads today.

Persistent snowfall today, Jan. 4, is creating slippery conditions on Vernon roads and highways. The slick conditions have prompted a police warning to take extra precautions to avoid a crash.

“There have been numerous accidents on Highway 97 from the Crystal Waters area through to Hospital Hill in the last several hours,” Const. Jocelyn Noseworthy says in a media release. “RCMP are reminding drivers to slow down, drive to road conditions, and keep in mind that winter driving conditions can change quickly.”

Drive B.C. also issued warnings Monday for road conditions in the area. According to its website, compact snow with slippery sections is affecting areas of Highway 6, Highway 97 and Westside Road.

Click here for more details and the most up-to-date road reports.

To contact a reporter for this story, email Charlotte Helston at chelston@infonews.ca or call 250-309-5230. To contact the editor, email mjones@infonews.ca or call 250-718-2724.

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