A bus carrying a Western Hockey League junior team slid off a highway in British Columbia’s Interior, but the team says no one was injured.
A social media post from the Seattle Thunderbirds says the team bus slid into a ditch while on its way to Kelowna for a game.
Kelowna RCMP say the bus hit a patch of ice near Kelowna and the vehicle will be removed from the ditch as soon as weather allows.
Another social media post from the Kelowna Rockets, who play the Thunderbirds on Wednesday, says the Okanagan team sent its bus to transport their stranded opponents late Tuesday.
A separate post from the Thunderbirds says the game hasn’t been affected by the accident.
Environment Canada has issued winter storm warnings on three stretches of B.C. highways in the province’s southern Interior, with Coquihalla Summit receiving 30 centimetres of snow on Tuesday.
More than 10 centimetres of snow accumulation was also reported in Princeton, West Kelowna, Lytton and other Interior communities.
On the way to Kelowna today, ahead of tomorrows matchup, our team bus slid off the road and into a ditch. All on board are safe. We’d like thank the emergency services and the @Kelowna_Rockets for all of their help
— Seattle Thunderbirds (@SeattleTbirds) January 10, 2024
This report by The Canadian Press was first published Jan. 10, 2024.