Slippery roads have motorist sliding off Highway 97 near Lac la Hache

100 Mile House RCMP responded to 53 complaints and calls for service during the past week.

100 Mile House RCMP were dispatched to a motor vehicle incident on Highway 97 near 103 Mile at 5:37 p.m. on Jan. 13. A southbound semi-truck struck the meridian and went into the ditch, blocking one lane of northbound traffic. There was extensive damage reported to the front end of the truck.

100 Mile House RCMP were dispatched to a motor vehicle incident on Highway 97 near 103 Mile at 5:37 p.m. on Jan. 13. A southbound semi-truck struck the meridian and went into the ditch, blocking one lane of northbound traffic. There was extensive damage reported to the front end of the truck.

100 Mile House RCMP responded to 53 complaints and calls for service during the past week.

 

Six MVIs

There were six motor vehicle incidents (MVIs) during the past week, and the highlight is attached.

On Jan. 12, 100 Mile House RCMP and Emergency Services attended the Wright Station curves on Highway 97 north of Lac Ia Hache, as three vehicles had gone into the ditch at the same location within minutes of each other.

All three drivers had lost control on slippery roads and slid off the highway.

One of those vehicles, a Toyota Matrix, had flipped onto its roof. The other vehicles were towed out of the ditch and driven from the scene.

All of the occupants were treated at the scene by ambulance personnel and released.

 

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