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Accidents increase after first heavy snowfall

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November 14, 2012 - 10:41 AM

The Kamloops RCMP are reminding drivers to slow down after a spike in car accidents following the Nov. 11 snowfall.

"(Accident numbers) went up, the first snow event it always does," said RCMP Const. Bernie Ward, adding that he could not confirm how many accidents occurred following the change in weather. "People are going too fast."

Ward is reminding Kamloops residents to drive to the conditions.

"Drive accordingly - five kilometres an hour if you have to," he said.

Ward said city intersections are of primary concern.

"(They are) a threat to pedestrians," he said.

Ward said the RCMP received several complaints regarding untreated snowy streets after the first snowfall. He said the City is doing the best they can, sanding city streets, but they aren't able to get to every street at once immediately.

"It's not reasonable, you have to drive accordingly," he said.

Ward wants residents to report dangerous intersections to the RCMP’s non-emergency hotline at 250-828-3000.

"We definitely want to know."

— Jessica Wallace

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