Dear Editor:

On Boxing Day I was happily driving through Kootenay National Park to our House in Windermere when I hit a patch of black ice, crossed the centre line and landed in the deep snow in the ditch. As my grandson and I clambered back up the steep slope, many passersby had already stopped and began to offer assistance.

We are so deeply grateful to all who wanted to assist. To those men who shoveled, stayed with us and ultimately towed us back onto the highway our sincerest thank-you.

This was a frightening experience as a drive along Highway 93/95 often is. Cellphone coverage cannot come quickly enough to that beautiful, but dangerous stretch of road.

Marcia Olson