RCMP Report: Winter conditions cause collisions

The proper tires should be on your vehicle to allow you safe travels when driving over snow, mud and ice

  • Nov. 13, 2013 7:00 p.m.

Winter condition collisions

The first snowfall meant that the winter condition collision season started last week. This included six reported traffic accidents in six days. Most of the incidents happened north of Clearwater near the summit to Blue River.

This is a reminder to all that the proper tires should be on your vehicle to allow you safe travels when driving over snow, mud and ice.

Naked man banned

The famous naked man of Clearwater was released from jail last week. He is currently allowed one week in Clearwater to gather his things before leaving to go … anywhere else in B.C. Anywhere is fine, except Clearwater.

He was released on conditions stating that he was not to be in the village of Clearwater, B.C. If he is caught in the village after Nov. 12, he will be arrested and face charges for breaching his conditions.

Seasons greetings

It’s getting close to the festive time of the season. Clearwater RCMP will be out in full force conducting road checks to make sure all drivers are safe and sober.

There is a great taxi service provided to the community that should be used. Remember to be responsible this holiday year.

A roundabout way to learn the rules

Clearwater RCMP and Central Interior Traffic Services will be conducting a month long enforcement initiative focused on the rules regarding the community roundabout.

For the most part, the motoring public has adjusted well to the rules and courtesy within the roundabout.

There are, unfortunately, others who are unaware of the rules. The enforcement initiatives that will be focused on will be both educational and, in some cases, hard on the wallet.

The RCMP would like to remind motorists to be aware of the responsibilities to yield to other traffic as well as pedestrians, signal when exiting, lowering your speed when entering and being cognizant of the other vehicles in the roundabout.


Many will notice that there are now “no parking” signs erected on both sides of the roundabout on Yellowhead Highway 5, indicating that no one is permitted to park along the sides of the highway near the ditch.



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