Slip sliding away

Emergency personnel attended to a rash of accidents on the highways and streets Thursday afternoon as snow made roads treacherous.

  • Dec. 17, 2015 10:00 a.m.

Emergency personnel at one of the accidents on Highway 97 north of Penticton Thursday afternoon.

Emergency personnel were kept busy over a two-hour period late Thursday afternoon as a coating of snow made streets and roads very slippery. On Highway 97 just south of Trout Creek there were at least four accidents in a two-kilometre section.

In one of those accidents Penticton Fire Rescue members spent about 30 minutes extricating the driver of a pickup truck with the Jaws of Life after it went off the west side the highway and wound about 100 off the road narrowly missing a power pole.

It’s believed the truck rolled several times however once freed the driver was able to walk to the ambulance.


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