RCMP Report: Icy road conditions

Over the past week, Clearwater RCMP have responded to several motor vehicle incidents along Highway 5

Over the past week, Clearwater RCMP have responded to several motor vehicle incidents along Highway 5.

At the beginning of a week a motorist from Kelowna lost control of her vehicle on the highway just north of Avola. The vehicle crossed the roadway and settled in the ditch of the southbound lane.

Luckily, the female driver did not have any injuries. Her vehicle was pulled out of the ditch by a local towing company and was found to be in safe mechanical condition. She therefore continued on to Alberta to visit family.

Further reports came in later in the week of several vehicles leaving the roadway in the Blue River area. Again, all the drivers walked away from the collisions with minimum damage to the vehicle and no injuries.

Clearwater RCMP remind motorist to drive the highways and roads at lower speeds.

 

Traffic hazard leads to motor vehicle incident

On Thursday, Dec. 5, Clearwater RCMP were notified of a two-vehicle collision south of Avola along Highway 5.

The driver of a wide-load tractor trailer unit, northbound on the highway to Alberta, had noticed another tractor trailer unit pulled off on the shoulder as its driver repaired a flat tire. The wide-load driver slowed and waited for opposing traffic to pass before continuing on.

Once it appeared safe, the driver pulled out to go around the stopped tractor but was struck by a second tractor trailer unit attempting to pass.

Clearwater RCMP attended the scene and investigated the evidence. Police served a violation ticket to the tractor trailer unit driver who had passed the wide-load trailer.

Clearwater RCMP remind the public to give yourself adequate slowing and stopping distance when driving in winter conditions.

Police road checks

Clearwater RCMP and Central Interior Traffic Services will be out in full force this holiday season.

Roaming police road checks will be taking place in an effort to locate impaired drivers, drivers without seatbelts, open liquor in vehicles and other violations.

Police remind the public to have a plan, be it calling a taxi or having a designated driver, when attending special winter time functions.

 

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