Firefighters work to block water flooding from a hydrant sheared off in a traffic accident at Waterford and Skaha Lake Road. (Kristi Patton/Western News)

Video: Crash sends water flooding into the street

A traffic accident cracked open a fire hydrant on a hot summer day

Update 2:55 p.m.

RCMP said one person was taken to hospital, but had no further details to this incident.

City crews have shut off water to the fire hydrant.

Traffic in the two southbound lanes are closed at Skaha Lake Road and Waterford Avenue. Single lanes are open for north and southbound traffic, using the northbound lanes.


Traffic on Skaha Lake Road in Penticton was reduced to one lane north and southbound after a vehicle sheared off a fire hydrant at the intersection with Waterford Avenue just before 2:30 p.m. Wednesday

Emergency crews are on scene dealing with the traffic, and the city works department has just arrived on scene (2:30 p.m.) to shut down the hydrant, which was flooding the street.

Just Posted

AlleyCats ally with Penticton artist

Artist Terry Isaac gave up some space in his shop at Cherry Lane to help out the AlleyCats Alliance

Accent Christmas holidays with delicious chocolates

By SCOTT TRUDEAU Special to the Western News If you’ve been to… Continue reading

Vipers snap Vees’ unbeaten run at 13

Vernon hands Penticton first shutout loss of the season, 4-0 at home Saturday

Legion bell prank hits sour note

Anger erupts after Summerland Legion member removes bell from Peachland Legion

Glengarry Skating Club Winter Wonderland Showcase rehearsal

Members of the Glengarry Skating Club performed for family and friends Saturday

AlleyCats ally with Penticton artist

Artist Terry Isaac gave up some space in his shop at Cherry Lane to help out the AlleyCats Alliance

Site C decision coming Monday morning

Premier John Horgan to announce fate of dam project at B.C. legislature

California couple name daughter after Revelstoke

Revy Elle Atashroo was born on Nov. 27. Her name honours the town her parents loved exploring.

VIDEO: Vancouver Whitecaps acquire star striker Kei Kamara

Kamara has 103 goals and 39 assists in 298 appearances over 11 Major League Soccer seasons

Smartphone pedometers underestimate steps, but valuable health tool: study

UBC researchers found the iPhone underestimated steps by 21.5 per cent

VIDEO: ‘Last Jedi’ premiere kicks off with droids, Daisy Ridley

Latests Star Wars film premiered in style ahead of Dec. 15 theatre debut

UPDATE: Poor ventilation likely cause of carbon monoxide incident at B.C. farm

All 42 patients have been released from hospital, according to Delta Fire

BC Lions part ways with three coaches

These are the first personnel moves made by new general manager Ed Hervey

Most Read