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Crashes stack up in town

UPDATE: 5:55 p.m.

A number of accidents have been reported across the Okanagan due to the icy conditions on the roads. 

A three car collision occurred just after 5 p.m. along Edwards Road and the U.B.C.O turnoff. 

Traffic is at a standstill. A northbound lane is closed. 

A witness said a southbound vehicle slid over the median by the bridge and connected with two vehicles. 

RCMP and emergency crews are on scene. 


UPDATE: 3:30 p.m.

Highway 97 between Kelowna and Vernon is slick as snow continues to fall this afternoon. There are reports of a single vehicle rollover on the highway, near Crystal Waters Road.


UPDATE: 2:10 p.m.

As the snow continues to fall, crashes continue around the Okanagan. 

Emergency crews are responding to a head-on collision on Highway 97 near Antlers Beach in Peachland between a Jeep and a pickup truck.

The highway in the area has been described as "extremely slippery."

A vehicle has also crashed into a cement barrier on Highway 97, near Pelmewash Parkway in Lake Country. 

Earlier this afternoon, crews also responded to a single-vehicle rollover on Westside Road, just north of Bear Creek Road and a car crashed into a pole on Highway 97, just west of the William R. Bennett Bridge.

There are also reports of several fender benders on Highway 97, near Boucherie Road, in West Kelowna.


ORIGINAL: 1:15 p.m.

No injuries were reported after a car slammed into a house on Clifton Road early Monday afternoon.

The Toyota Matrix was travelling south along Clifton Rd. near High Rd. when the driver lost control, went through a fence, dropped a few feet and hit the front door of a home.

"It was louder than loud, it was so scary," said a woman who was inside the home. 

"It felt like there was an earthquake."

Police, ambulance and the fire department responded to the incident, but no one was injured. 



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