Crash on Tomat Ave. in West Kelowna.

Crash on Tomat Ave. in West Kelowna.

Crash slows evening commute

A two vehicle crash has closed Tomat Ave. in West Kelowna.

  • Feb. 9, 2017 9:00 a.m.

Tomat Avenue in West Kelowna is closed following a two vehicle collision.

According to witnesses on scene at least one person is reported to be injured. Emergency crews remain on Tomat assessing the situation.

It’s unclear if anyone will be taken to hospital. The road remains closed at Tomat and Hayman Road. Winter driving conditions have caused several traffic related incidents on Thursday.

A blast of winter followed by an expected rapid shift in weather patterns, have crews advising motorists and pedestrians to be cautious on local roads and walkways.

While the City of West Kelowna is preparing for a shift in conditions, and crews are out in force, all efforts are at the mercy of weather. Drivers are advised to reduce speeds and leave lots of stopping room between vehicles. Motorists and pedestrians should expect slippery sections and the potential for black ice.

With a slight warming trend in the forecast, daytime and nighttime temperatures will also lead to a mixture of thawing and freezing over the weekend, adding to the likelihood of water pooling during the day and icy roads and sidewalks at night.

For more winter driving tips, please go to www.shiftintowinter.ca.

 

 

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