Even though icy roads are partly to blame for a couple of motor vehicle accidents in Oliver this afternoon, police are advising drivers to slow down.
Firefighters and RCMP were called to a two-vehicle collision on Highway 97 at Gallagher Lake corner before 2 pm. Some extrication was involved as firefighters had to pop open a door. Minor injuries were treated by paramedics.
Traffic was blocked in both directions. The cause is yet to be confirmed. One police officer on scene said the road was very slippery, adding he was sliding when he walked. He advised drivers to slow down.
Just south of the accident scene, near the Tucelnuit Drive intersection, another vehicle was observed in the ditch. The driver reportedly got out on his own. Skid marks were seen on the highway where the vehicle slid into the gully.