(File photo)

(File photo)

Truck in ditch on Highway 97 near Predator Ridge

Emergency crews have responded to multiple road incidents as the snow flies Thursday afternoon

As snow falls on the Vernon area, emergency crews are responding to multiple vehicle crashes Thursday afternoon.

Police and fire crews were called to a vehicle crash on Highway 97 about one kilometre north of the Predator Ridge turnoff. The crash took place shortly before 3 p.m. A pickup truck was reportedly in the ditch but impeding traffic. The lone occupant exited the vehicle with no injuries.

RCMP cruisers were on scene to conduct traffic control until a tow truck arrived to clear the scene. Emergency crews are advising that all roads are slippery, and drivers are advised to take extra caution while snow removal crews clear the streets.

Just after 4 p.m., crews turned their attention to Okanagan Landing Road, where a vehicle rolled over near Bench Row Road. The two occupants are out of the vehicle with no serious injuries, but are reportedly stuck about 40 feet down an embankment.

Bench Row Road is currently closed as crews are currently working to retrieve the two individuals with a side-by-side, while a sanding truck attempts to ascend the hill along the road.

Earlier this afternoon a minor two-vehicle crash slowed traffic through the busy downtown intersection at 32nd Street and 25th Avenue. That incident took place around 1 p.m. and has since been cleared.

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