Challenging road conditions ahead

Vernon/North Okanagan

2017-12-18 11:42 PST

File # 2017- Challenging Road Conditions

Vernon North Okanagan RCMP continue to respond to motor vehicle collisions as weather temperatures drop throughout the North Okanagan.

Vernon North Okanagan RCMP responded to numerous collisions over the weekend as the snow rolled into the region, causing road conditions to worsen. With the upcoming weather forecast calling for heavy snow, RCMP would like to remind all motorist to slow down and drive safely.

Road checks will be conducted throughout the season to ensure vehicles are properly equipped with winter tires. Says Cst. Brett. Also having the proper emergency supplies in your vehicle, such as a road side safety kit, blankets and food will ensure your safe travels over the holiday season.

Snowy, icy conditions can seriously reduce visibility on our roads and make it difficult to stop and steer. In poor weather conditions, slow down, increase your following distance and give yourself plenty of time to get to your destination.

RCMP and ICBC are offering the following tips to ensure safe travel during the winter season:


RCMP want you and your family to enjoy the holidays and stay safe on our roads, so please make sure you and your vehicle are prepared for the trip and use extra care while driving. For more information on winter driving including information on black ice and winter tires, visit

Released by

Cst. Kelly Brett

Media Relations Officer
Vernon North Okanagan RCMP
3402-30th Street, Vernon BC V1T 5E5
Office: 250-260-7161
Fax: 250-260-761-7191


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