Trying to back out of her driveway this morning , Penticton resident Jodi Lynn got stuck in the deep snow on the road. (Photo courtesy Jodi Lynn)

Many hands make light work of a stuck car

A Penticton resident asked for help getting her car out of the snow

A Facebook post asking for help with a stuck car didn’t go unanswered on a snowy morning.

Penticton resident Jodi Lynn was backing her car out of her driveway Saturday morning when she got stuck in the heavy snow that fell overnight.

“This is the first time I’ve gotten stuck in the snow. I’ve never gotten stuck in the snow before and I made sure I have some good winters on there,” said Lynn. “I was getting around the city no problem. Today, I went to take my boyfriend to work and we got stuck something fierce.”

But a plea on Facebook, along with another to a man ploughing a nearby parking lot brought lots of help.

“I went up to him and said can you please help me,” said Lynn. When he saw how stuck she was, he came by and cleared the road around the car.

“Then he got out with a shovel and a couple more folks showed up and started shovelling,” said Lynn. “Everybody helped me get it back into my driveway.

“It was not great, but I was really happy with people coming over and helping me get out.”

Lynn said she isn’t alone in getting help.

“There are lots of people that are offering their time to come over and clear people’s driveways and shovel free of charge. I am seeing the (Facebook) posts every single day,” said Lynn.

Her car, though back in the driveway is going to need some repairs. Lynn said the plastic cover under the engine was the cause of her getting stuck.

“ We realized there was the under part of my car came loose, because the snow collected so heavily on it and that is what was holding me in there,” said Lynn.

Just Posted

Father and autistic son bike across Canada

They passed through Revelstoke on July 18

July showers wash out half of the Okanagan’s cherry crop

Cherry growers say this is the worst season they’ve seen in decades

Okanagan school district monitoring McCurdy supportive housing plan debate

Top priority for board of education is to maintain safety integrity of local schools

Recall: Certain Pacific oysters may pose threat of paralytic shellfish poisoning

Consumers urged to either return affected packages or throw them out

How a Kamloops-born man helped put us on the moon

Jim Chamberlin did troubleshooting for the Apollo program, which led to its success

Sexual harassment complaints soaring amid ‘frat boy culture’ in Canada’s airline industry

‘It’s a #MeToo dumpster fire…and it’s exhausting for survivors’

How much do you know about the moon?

To mark the 50th anniversary of the first lunar landing, see how well you know space

Okanagan resident’s alleged stolen dog found safe

Nicholas Bozak thanks the public for finding his 17 month old mastiff chow

Body, burning truck found near northern B.C. town

RCMP unsure if the two separate discoveries are related

Survivorship Dragon Boat Team wins in Vernon

Team takes top spot in A division at festival

Most Read