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Rural RCMP kept busy during snowy weather

February 03, 2015 - 4:04 PM

KAMLOOPS – Within a short two-hour time period, Rural RCMP officers responded to five accidents caused by snowy conditions on Monday, Feb. 2.

Just before 2 p.m. RCMP responded to a woman’s vehicle that came to rest on a power pole near Little Heffley Lake after her care fishtailed and landed in the ditch. The woman was not injured. A short time later an officer responded to a Ford Explorer that landed in the ditch on Sun Peaks Road. There was hardly any damage to the vehicle and occupants had already left the scene.

An hour later, a second vehicle was reported to have rolled off the side of the road landing on its roof at the intersection near Industrial Way. When RCMP members attended the scene, the occupants had left the vehicle, which was flagged by emergency responders. At 4 p.m. officers responded to a vehicle that rolled twice after a driver lost control in the passing lane near the Inks Lake brake check on the Coquihalla Highway. The car rolled twice and landed upside in the highway’s median. The driver walked away with a few scratches and did not require medical attention. Both passengers were uninjured.

Twenty minutes later, a woman in the westbound lane near the Tobiano Golf Course was pulled by the snow and landed in the eastbound ditch. There was no damage to the vehicle and the woman was uninjured.

To help you plan your next driving trip through the snow, here's a list of tips on winter driving.

To contact a reporter for this story, email Glynn Brothen at or call 250-319-7494. To contact an editor, email or call 250-718-2724.

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