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Slippery conditions contributed to two weekend crashes in North Okanagan

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February 20, 2017 - 1:00 PM

NORTH OKANAGAN - There were a couple crashes over the weekend attributed, at least in part, to slippery roads.

On Saturday, Feb. 18, the driver of a pick-up truck lost control on Highway 97A near Mara and collided with a hydro pole, causing it to break, Const. Jocelyn Noseworthy says.

The crash, which happened around 11:30 p.m. in the 7300 block of Highway 97A, prompted a visit from B.C. Hydro crews who had to deal with the downed power pole. The road was blocked by police until B.C. Hydro got a handle on the issue.

The 46-year-old North Okanagan driver was not injured.

“Roads in the area were slippery, and believed to be a factor in this collision,” Noseworthy says. “Drivers are reminded that conditions are variable at this time of year and drivers need to respond accordingly.”

On Sunday, Feb. 19 around 10:30 p.m. North Okanagan RCMP were called to another collision, this time on Highway 97A just north of Pleasant Valley Road in Spallumcheen.

A 23-year-old man lost control of his grey Buick Century car, went off the road to the right, and slid down an embankment. He was not hurt.

Icy roads are believed to have contributed to the crash.

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