This was the scene on the Pat Bay Highway Sunday evening as members of the Sidney Volunteer Fire Department and Sidney/North Saanich RCMP responded to a single-vehicle collision (Sidney Volunteer Fire/Twitter)

Sidney/North Saanich RCMP respond to two collisions, drivers doing doughnuts in the snow

No reports of injuries in snow-related crashes

Adverse weather on the Saanich Peninsula saw emergency crews respond to at least two incidents, with police also looking into incidents of drivers doing doughnuts in the snow.

Perhaps the most visible incident was single-vehicle collision on the Pat Bay Highway near Sidney on Sunday around 6:30 p.m. between McTavish Road and Beacon Avenue.

Cpl. Carrie Harding of Sidney/North Saanich RCMP said the driver lost of control of the vehicle while heading north during snow conditions.

READ ALSO: Snowstorm 2020: Here’s what you need to know to get around Greater Victoria today

Members of the Sidney Volunteer Fire Department assisted RCMP in dealing with the incident that reduced traffic to a single lane. Police also responded to a single-vehicle incident on Forest Park Drive. Neither incident caused injuries nor led to any charges, she said.

Harding said police also received two reports of drivers doing doughnuts in the snow Sunday night, including one incident on McDonald Park Road. Police, however, could not locate the driver, she said.

With additional snow on the way, Harding offers this advice for drivers.

“No. 1, if you don’t have to be on the roads in these snowy conditions, don’t,” she said. “And No. 2, make sure that you have proper snow tires and drive slow.”

The Peninsula News Review has also reached to Central Saanich police for comment and will update this story accordingly.

READ ALSO: Experts warning drivers to slow down with more snow in the forecast


Like us on Facebook and follow @wolfgang_depner

wolfgang.depner@peninsulanewsreview.com

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Speeding Alaska driver tells VicPD police chief he knows how to drive in the snow

Chief Const. Del Manak saw the speeder while driving on Highway 17

B.C. Green Party interim leader to visit Wet’suwet’en camps

MLA Adam Olsen stands behind First Nations

Adverse weather cancelled more than 900 ferry sailings in 2012

Less than three weeks into January, BC Ferries has cancelled more than 230 sailings

Keating Elementry receiving earthquake upgrades

Seismic upgrades help better protect students in the event of an earthquake.

VIDEO: The Victoria byelection leads a selection of today’s news stories

A selection of Greater Victoria top stories for Jan. 17

B.C. offers $5 million equipment loan program to help ailing forest contractors

Local politicians in Port McNeill and Campbell River says local economies are struggling

Vancouver Island distillery wins award for best Canadian rye whisky

Shelter Point cleans up at Canadian Whisky Awards

SOOKE HISTORY: Remembering Salvatore (Sam) Pasta

Salvatore (Sam) Pasta lived life to the fullest

Clerk bruised, traumatized after armed robbery at Nanaimo liquor store

Few details on male suspect in Wednesday incident, says Nanaimo RCMP

Crown won’t appeal sentence in child sex assault case of former Burns Lake mayor

B.C. Prosecution Service said sentence doesn’t meet standard for appeal

One last blast of winter tonight for parts of the Island before temperatures on the rise

A snowfall warning is in effect Friday including east Vancouver Island.

POLL: Has the recent snow had an impact on your daily life?

Old Man Winter had Greater Victoria in his icy grip this week.… Continue reading

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers wanted list for the week of Jan. 14

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers is seeking the public’s help in locating the… Continue reading

Most Read