Grand Forks RCMP say wintry weather has kept them busy over the past week, as they responded to crashes where it played a factor.
Last week, they attended a single-vehicle rollover on Highway 3 near Whitehall Road.
A Ford Focus making a turn on a snow-covered road lost control and rolled onto its side before coming to rest on its tires. The driver and passenger were uninjured.
The following day, officers responded to a report of a Doge Caravan down a bank at the pullout off Highway 3 near the Highway 395 turnoff. No one was found at the scene but footprints suggested someone had walked away.
Officers followed up with the owner, who provided details of the accident and confirmed that he was unhurt.
Then early Saturday, officers responded to a report of a semi-trailer that struck a deer on Highway 3 at the bottom of Spencer Hill. The crash resulted in an airline break to the vehicle, which remained there until it was towed away a few hours later.
“Winter is clearly here and we ask motorists to ensure their vehicles are ready for the season,” said Sgt. Darryl Peppler in a news release. “And while having a vehicle equipped with snow tries is great, there is no substitution for simply slowing down and driving cautiously.”