Slippery roads cause number of accidents

On Monday morning, Cranbrook RCMP were responding to several overturned vehicles on Highway 3/95 south of the city through to Moyie.

Arne Petryshen

On Monday morning, Cranbrook RCMP were responding to several overturned vehicles on Highway 3/95 south of the city through to Moyie. Police advised motorists to slow down for the slippery road conditions, as well as for the safety of the first responders and flaggers.

At just after 8 a.m., Cranbrook RCMP received a call about a semi truck that had rolled over.

Officers went to investigate that one, and later, on the way back one of the officers spotted another vehicle in the ditch. Graham said there were a few others, but the damage was low so there was no reporting involved.

Graham said the roads were in much better shape by the afternoon Monday, with Mainroad laying down a considerable amount of sand.

“Mainroad has been out, and it’s like a sandbox now,” Graham said.

Graham noted the importance of driving cautiously at this time of year.

“It’s winter driving, expect black ice in places and don’t always depend on being able to turn or stop,” Graham said.