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 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.