RCMP have been busy responding to several crashes on local highways thanks to a combination of snow

Winter roads result in Nelson-area crashes

No one was hurt Saturday after a two-vehicle collision on Highway 6 just outside of Nelson near Giveout Creek Forest Service Road.

No one was hurt Saturday after a two-vehicle collision on Highway 6 just outside of Nelson near Giveout Creek Forest Service Road.

RCMP Cst. Colleen Lowing said about 4 p.m. an SUV heading toward Ymir lost control in the snow and rolled. Although the car following was well back, it couldn’t avoid clipping the front end of the SUV, and landed in the ditch.

The SUV ended up back on its wheels and was pulled into a pullout back down the hill toward Nelson. Both vehicles were eventually towed.

Lowing also responded to two crashes in a week around the South Slocan bridge. In the first incident, a truck rolled over in the middle of the bridge after the westbound driver struck ice.

The second incident Friday, called in around 7:40 a.m., involved a small eastbound car and a westbound SUV, which lost control on slushy roads. It sideswiped the car and struck a barrier.

Both vehicles were towed, but there were no injuries.

Lowing says both vehicles had good winter tires, but the driver of the SUV, a South Slocan man, was ticketed for driving too fast for road conditions.

Traffic was down to a single lane for some time.

The driver of the car, a woman from Blewett, was checked out by ambulance attendants after hitting her head slightly, but didn’t need to be taken to hospital.

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