A 17-year-old Erskine man is lucky he escaped with minimal injuries after losing control of his vehicle on an icy bridge near the village. Morning roads are icy with frost

Police warn of slippery roads

A driver learned early Monday morning just how slippery the roads can be in Stettler county after losing control on an icy bridge

A driver learned early Monday morning just how slippery the roads can be in Stettler county after losing control on an icy bridge near Erskine.

On Dec. 22 at about 9:45 a.m., Stettler RCMP were sent to the site of the single-vehicle collision. A 17-year-old man from the community, who was travelling east to Stettler, lost control of his 1995 Ford Taurus and skidded into the guardrail of the bridge on Highway 12.

No one was hurt in the collision and damage to the vehicle was minimal, but it could have been worse if there had been traffic nearby when the driver lost control.

“Warm weather brings the frost out, especially on bridges,” Stettler RCMP detachment commander Sgt. Duncan Babchuk said. Without solid ground under the road to help insulate it, bridges frost up easier than normal roads and are especially icy.

Though there’s little snow, which is good for holiday travel, the frost build-up in the morning is now an issue.

Tire slasher claims 17th victim

A 17th person has reported having the tires of their vehicle slashed during a spree on Sunday, Dec. 14.

While surveillance cameras captured the suspect in the deed at one location, he has yet to be identified, Babchuk noted.

Three vehicles had tires slashed on the 5000 block of 46 Street, the 4900 block of 49 Street, and at the Stettler Community Hall, two vehicles had tires slashed on the 4700 block of 49 Street, and a vehicle each on the 4900 blocks of 47 and 49 Street, the 4800 block of 49 Street, and the 4900 block of 50 Street had tires slashed.

RCMP are searching for a white man, 17-25 years of age, between 5’5” and 5’10” (165-180 cm) in height. He was wearing a dark winter jacket and blue jeans at the time.

Anyone with information about this or any other crime are asked to phone the Stettler RCMP at 403-742-3382, or remain anonymous and phone Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

 

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