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Police responded to 11 crashes during Vernon's first snowfall

Snowfall dusted the streets of Vernon Friday, Dec. 2, 2016.
December 05, 2016 - 11:40 AM

VERNON - The first snowfall of the year led to nearly a dozen car crashes in the Vernon area.

On Friday, Dec. 2, when Vernon got its first bit of snow, police were called to 11 vehicle incidents, Const. Jocelyn Noseworthy says.

The snow didn’t stick, and Environment Canada reported only 23 millimetre of precipitation that day.

“(There were) a lot of people sliding off the road that day,” Noseworthy says.

No one was seriously hurt in any of the crashes. 

Noseworthy says the biggest problem was people not driving to the conditions.

“We are reminding drivers winter is here,” Noseworthy says.

RCMP are advising drivers to have their vehicles winter ready and always drive to conditions.


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