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Kamloops Fire Rescue urges caution after responding to 9 car accidents in 12 hours

Kamloops Fire Rescue is warning the public to drive a little more defensive with the roads starting to get slicker.

According to KFR Platoon Captain Troy Grant, emergency crews responded to nine accidents in 12 hours between Sunday evening and Monday morning.

"Kamloops Fire Rescue responded to nine accidents between the hours of 6 pm last night and 6 am this morning," said Grant.

<who> Photo Credit: Drive BC - A slick BC Hwy 5

Grant mentioned that only one incident sent residents to the hospital. He adds that the jaws of life were also used during the night.

"We had one on the East Trans Canada late in the evening last night, and two people ended up going to hospital. In that same accident, one person was removed from the vehicle using the jaws of life, that person, however, was not injured."

Grant went on to say that the best way to avoid accidents is by driving slowly and keeping a safe distance.

"We responded to more accidents than normal, but that is typical of the first major snowfall of the year... Slow down and keep your distance."

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