Two vehicles in ditch near Ponoka after snow last night

Two vehicles in ditch near Ponoka after snow last night

Icy conditions likely cause

Due to icy road conditions two vehicles wound up in the ditch just south of Ponoka shortly after midnight.

Ponoka County East District was dispatched to the scenes at 12:15 am on Wednesday, Oct. 9.

A semi-truck was in the east ditch and an armoured car was in the west ditch, about 2 km south of the Hwy. 53 overpass.

The semi truck was upright and its second trailer was flipped over on its side, according to Ponoka County Regional Fire Chief Dennis Jones.

It’s unknown at this time what caused the semi-truck to roll over but it’s believed the armoured car entered the ditch because of icy conditions, says Jones.

The two employees in the armoured car were transported by EMS to hospital with minor injuries.

South bound traffic on Hwy. 2 was rerouted for a time and RCMP stayed on the scene awaiting tow trucks.