Submitted Keremeos RCMP attended two collisions Wednesday morning inculding this one where a Toyota Tundra rolled into a gully.

Road conditions factor in two collisions near Keremeos

Two collisions occurred within an hour of each other Wednesday morning near Keremeos

The RCMP is reminding residents to drive for road conditions after attending to vehicle accidents early Wednesday morning.

Police were called out to Highway 3A near Stagecoach Road east of Olalla around 6:35 a.m. when a blue 2005 Toyota Echo skidded off the road and struck the dirt bank.

The vehicle spun around and skidded back onto the highway, blocking the east bound lane of traffic. There were three people in the vehicle. The driver a 36-year-old woman from Cawston suffered minor injuries. She did not go to hospital. At the time of the collision there was fresh snow on the road with icy sections.

Less than an hour later at 7:45 a.m. on Highway 3 near Sumac Road in Cawston. A white Toyota Tundra skidded off the road and into a small gully where it flipped over once. A 66-year-old female suffered minor injuries and was transported to South Okanagan General Hospital. Road conditions at the time were identical to the previous accident on Highway 3A.

“We are reminding people to use extreme caution when driving in conditions of fresh snow on frozen road surfaces. Snow can quickly compact into ice resulting in very hazardous conditions. Ensure you have appropriate winter rated tires and adjust your speed according to the conditions. The speed limit is just that, the limit in ideal conditions. Drivers can and will be fined for speeding relative to the conditions,” Cpl Brian Evans, from the Keremeos RCMP detachment.

Just Posted

Heavy snowfall for Coquihalla

Kelowna - Snowfall is expected to continue on the highway until Sunday

Penticton rally set for Indigenous homicide victims

Rally in support of Colten Boushie and Tina Fontaine set for Monday at noon at the courthouse

Snow impacting flights at Kelowna airport

Tough conditions have delayed several flights and cancelled others at the regional airport

Football club

In the early 1900s, there was an active Okanagan Football League in the valley

How the teams compare

Summerland Steam, Kelowna Chiefs to face each other in Junior B playoffs

President praises nearly 1,800 volunteers at B.C. Games

Ashley Wadhwani sits down with the Kamloops 2018 B.C. Winter Games President Niki Remesz

How to keep local news visible in your Facebook feed

Facebook has changed the news feed to emphasize personal connections. You might see less news.

Police watchdog probes B.C. man’s taser death in alleged parental child abduction

Independent Investigations Office called in after one male dies

PHOTOS: Harnessing diverse abilities on the court at the B.C. Games

Basketball is one of two Special Olympics events at the B.C. Winter Games in Kamloops

B.C. VIEWS: Our not-so-New Democrats don’t rock the boat

Finance Minister Carole James takes the wheel, steers similar course

OLYMPIC ROUNDUP: Canadians all smiles after record medal haul

Team Canada is taking home a record 29 medals from Pyeongchang – 11 gold, eight silver, 10 bronze

‘All of us should be ashamed’: Calls for change after jury finds Raymond Cormier not guilty

Jury acquitted Raymond Cormier in the death of Tina Fontaine after 11-hour deliberation

NHL official from Penticton celebrates milestone

Shane Heyer will officiate his 2,000th NHL game on Feb. 25

B.C. girl hopes DNA drive will help her find birth parents in China

Isabelle Smit, 10, is one of 20 international adoptees from Chongqing looking for DNA samples

Most Read