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Crash on Hwy 97C as mountain passes get slippery

Highways getting slippery

As snow falls across the B.C. Interior, the highway mountain passes are starting to get slippery.

There was a single-vehicle crash on Highway 97C, west of Brenda Mines, shortly before 4:30 p.m.

The white SUV made contact with the snowbank and came to a rest in the middle of the east bound slow lane. The occupants of the SUV were not injured.

As passing motorists helped pull the wrecked car to the shoulder of the highway, a second SUV speeding past the crash site lost traction, briefly hitting the inside snowbank prior to recovering, narrowly avoiding a second collision. While most passing vehicles slowed, others blew through the accident zone at high speed prior to police arrival.

Motorists are reminded to drive to the conditions and slow down near crash sites.

Periods of snow are expected to continue Sunday and Monday on most BC Interior highway passes.

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