Heavy snowfall keeps Kamloops Fire Rescue busy

By Vanessa Ybarra
February 4, 2017 - 8:08am

KAMLOOPS — Friday's dump of snow made for a busy day for Kamloops Fire Rescue.

Platoon Captain Ken Hart says firefighters tended to 19 MVI's throughout the city, most of them minor with a few calls of vehicles in the ditch.

Hart says icy roads were the main culprit throughout the day. 

"There's a lot of ice underneath the snow just due to the sub-zero temperatures we've been experiencing," said Hart. "When it started to snow, it got very icy and it still is icy. Crews still haven't salted every street, so it's important people take their time when they're out-and-about today."

Hart says with this weekend's snowfall the first in over a month, driver complacency is another issue when the snow hits.

Motorists are advised to slow down, allow plenty of space, and watch for emergency crews. 

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