RCMP Report: Icy road conditions cause havoc

On Sunday, Dec. 11, Clearwater RCMP responded to three separate single vehicle collisions between Little Fort and Vavenby

On Sunday, Dec. 11, Clearwater RCMP responded to three separate single vehicle collisions between Little Fort and Vavenby.

After investigation by the police it seemed that none of the collisions were due to speed or alcohol and appeared to be mostly caused by very slippery road conditions at that particular time.

Two occupants of the Little Fort collision were transported directly to Kamloops Hospital while two occupants from one of the two other collisions within sight of the Vavenby Bridge road turn-off were transported to Clearwater Hospital.

Vehicle mischief

Overnight on Dec. 13 and again on Dec. 14, a few vehicles parked at 245 Park Drive in Clearwater were damaged and had their contents gone through.

One of the vehicles had several articles of winter outerwear and other small items stolen, and another vehicle had the stereo torn out, and left on the floor.

The next evening, one of the same vehicles was entered again and more damage was done to the stereo.

If anyone saw or heard anything suspicious in the area, please contact the detachment or call Crime Stoppers.

Stolen truck

On Dec. 15, Clearwater RCMP received a report from a local resident that their full-size lifted F-350 pickup had been stolen from where it was parked at a local hotel.

The vehicle had been locked and the keys were all accounted for.

The investigation is ongoing, and police are asking if you happened to see anything suspicious in or around the hotel on the evening of Dec. 15, please contact the detachment, or call Crime Stoppers.

It’s winter and it’s cold

It’s that time of year again, and Clearwater RCMP are sure many people are getting ready to head out on trips to visit with family and friends out of town, or having family come into town.

Please plan your trips accordingly with the weather, and drive safely. It really doesn’t take much for the road conditions to shift and get icy very quickly. Barriere reported having “freezing fog” just the other day.

Also, due to the cold weather we’ve been getting, should your vehicle break down, even if you’re not hurt, you may be stuck in the freezing cold for some time before you’re able to make other arrangements.

Please take the time to pack a small emergency kit into your vehicle to ensure if the worst should happen, you will be able to keep safe until help arrives.

Above all, stay safe and have a Merry Christmas with those you love.

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