Submitted Keremeos RCMP attended two collisions Wednesday morning inculding this one where a Toyota Tundra rolled into a gully.

Road conditions factor in two collisions near Keremeos

Two collisions occurred within an hour of each other Wednesday morning near Keremeos

The RCMP is reminding residents to drive for road conditions after attending to vehicle accidents early Wednesday morning.

Police were called out to Highway 3A near Stagecoach Road east of Olalla around 6:35 a.m. when a blue 2005 Toyota Echo skidded off the road and struck the dirt bank.

The vehicle spun around and skidded back onto the highway, blocking the east bound lane of traffic. There were three people in the vehicle. The driver a 36-year-old woman from Cawston suffered minor injuries. She did not go to hospital. At the time of the collision there was fresh snow on the road with icy sections.

Less than an hour later at 7:45 a.m. on Highway 3 near Sumac Road in Cawston. A white Toyota Tundra skidded off the road and into a small gully where it flipped over once. A 66-year-old female suffered minor injuries and was transported to South Okanagan General Hospital. Road conditions at the time were identical to the previous accident on Highway 3A.

“We are reminding people to use extreme caution when driving in conditions of fresh snow on frozen road surfaces. Snow can quickly compact into ice resulting in very hazardous conditions. Ensure you have appropriate winter rated tires and adjust your speed according to the conditions. The speed limit is just that, the limit in ideal conditions. Drivers can and will be fined for speeding relative to the conditions,” Cpl Brian Evans, from the Keremeos RCMP detachment.

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