A trailer being towed slid and pulled a pickup truck off Highway 16 near Hungry Hill at 12:30 a.m. Nov. 19. Sgt. Rose says the driver wasn’t inured but the vehicle was significantly damaged.

Police warn drivers to slow down in icy conditions

Over five drivers hit the ditch during the icy conditions last Tuesday and Wednesday, partly due to driving too fast.

Police got report of five drivers who hit the ditch during the icy conditions last Tuesday and Wednesday, partly a result of driving too fast on the icy roads, Sgt. Rose said.


During icy rain at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 18, a tractor trailer spun out on Highway 16 between the Pleasant Valley Bridge and Lieuwen West Road. Sgt. Rose says the driver was not injured and Highway 16 was closed short-term while the truck was removed from the road.


In the same conditions at 7:55 p.m. Nov. 18, a vehicle hit a deer and then the ditch on Highway 16 near McKilligan Road. Sgt. Rose says the vehicle had moderate damage but the driver and passenger were not injured.


A semi truck jackknifed on Highway 16 near Meanwhile Road during icy conditions at 10:30 p.m. Nov. 18. Sgt. Rose says the driver wasn’t injured and the highway was closed for a short time while the semi was removed.


A semi truck hit a deer 10 kilometres west of Houston on Highway 16 at 5:30 a.m. Nov. 20. Sgt. Rose says the driver wasn’t injured, the deer was killed and the truck damage was minor.


During icy rain at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 18, a vehicle hit the ditch on Highway 16 near Dieleman Road. Sgt. Rose says the vehicle was found moderately damaged and the driver and passenger were brought to the Hospital with minor injuries.


A purse was stolen from an insecure vehicle at Steelhead Park between 10:30 and 12:30 a.m. Nov. 14. Sgt. Rose says police have no suspects and anyone with information can contact Houston RCMP at 250-845-2204 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.


Police arrested a female for assault at a home on Hagman Crescent at 10 p.m. Nov. 14. Sgt. Rose says she faces assault charges in court.


A vehicle hit the ditch on Highway 16 about 18 kilometres east of Houston at 3:20 p.m. Nov. 15. Sgt. Rose says the driver wasn’t injured and damage was estimated to be over $1,000. The driver told police he swerved to avoid an oncoming vehicle driving over the centre line.


A wallet was lost at the Co-op gas station at 10 a.m. Nov. 17. Sgt. Rose asks that anyone who recovered the wallet turn it in at the RCMP Detachment.


In seven past days police got 55 calls for service, including six false alarms, two bylaw complaints, one traffic complaint and one abandoned 9-1-1 call.


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