Two vehicles slide into Okanagan Lake on Highway 97

Truck slides off Highway 97, just north of Penticton, into the lake

A pickup truck slid into Okanagan Lake slowing down traffic just north of Penticton on Highway 97 on Thursday morning.

A witness that drove by the scene, around 7:50 a.m., said a truck was partially in the water. Two people that were believed to be inside the truck were standing at the side of the road waiting for emergency services to arrive. The truck slid off the highway near the Sage Mesa area.

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The witness said traffic was still moving in both directions, but slowly.

Penticton RCMP Const. James Grandy said a second vehicle slid into the lake on Thursday morning at around 9:20 a.m.

Grandy said the driver was trying to avoid a parked semi trailer on the side of the highway and lost control on the ice. The driver was not injured and there were no charges laid.

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