Crews were hard at work Tuesday pulling a tractor-trailer out of the frigid waters of the Similkameen River near Bromley Rock.
The truck – carrying pulp – slipped over the embankment and into the river December 28.
According to RCMP Sergeant Barry Kennedy the driver of the loaded truck and a passenger escaped injuries.
“He was westbound from Hedley and he slowed to approximately 60 km an hour. As he rounded the corner near Bromley he noted a vehicle ahead of him that was almost stopped due to white out conditions,” said Kennedy.
“He braked and came to a stop. The trailer began to slide sideways on the ice and the trailer slid into the ditch and over the embankment pulling the truck with it.”
There were no charges. Highway 3 was closed Tuesday afternoon for the removal.