Ponoka RCMP responded to a call of hay bales that hit the Highway 53 overpass Thursday Jan. 29. There were no injuries in the incident.

Ponoka RCMP responded to a call of hay bales that hit the Highway 53 overpass Thursday Jan. 29. There were no injuries in the incident.

Too high hay bales collide with Hwy 53 overpass

A Ponoka farmer had a hard time finding someone to bail him out of trouble after his unsecured hay bales collided

A Ponoka farmer had a hard time finding someone to bail him out of trouble after his unsecured hay bales collided with the Highway 53 overpass last week.

Police say the 27-year-old farmer from Ponoka was transporting hay bales on Thursday, Jan. 29 at 11 a.m. with his farm tractor and trailer on Highway 2.

An off-duty officer called Ponoka RCMP that the trailer was unsecured and stacked too high to be safe. Several bales hit the Highway 53 overpass and fell off. The man received tickets for having an unsecured load and for transporting a high load without a permit.

Pump house on fire

Emergency crews were called to the scene of a pump house on fire north of Crestomere Saturday, Jan. 31.

Members of the Ponoka Fire Department were able to put out the flames once they arrived. The next day, crews were called to the same location after calls that the pump house and a fifth wheel trailer was also on fire. The matter is under investigation.

Heavy snow a factor in many collisions

Heavy snowfall Jan. 30 contributed to several minor collisions on Highway 2.

Police say wintry conditions resulted in many vehicles hitting the ditch along with some minor fender benders. It is believed most of the collisions resulted in minor injuries.

Ponoka RCMP and Integrated Traffic Unit took 88 calls for service last week.

If you have information on any crime call Ponoka RCMP at 403-783-4472 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.