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Tow truck drivers have been busy Tuesday as Central Okanagan roadways deteriorate due to icy conditions. (File Photo: Kelly Hayes - Castanet)
Tow truck drivers have been busy Tuesday as Central Okanagan roadways deteriorate due to icy conditions. (File Photo: Kelly Hayes - Castanet)

Police warn drivers to slow down

by Contributed - Story: 51839
Jan 5, 2010 / 4:16 pm

The deteriorating road conditions, especially at elevations, has been causing numerous vehicle collisions and headaches for police.

Due to recent wet weather and melting, coupled with dropping temperatures, the roads are becoming icy, especially with any change in elevation.

Subsequently, stopping distances increase, vehicles are spinning out and drivers are losing control on slick roads, resulting in collisions.

Police are asking drivers to slow down and consider the change in driving conditions.

Temperatures are expected to continue dropping so icy conditions will prevail for the days ahead.

Police, emergency crews and tow truck operators have been busy at a number of accident scenes on Boucherie, Westlake and Shannon Lake roads in West Kelowna, Highway 97 near Crystal Waters and Chute Lake Road, just to name a few.


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