Monday , 6 December 2021
Please watch for oncoming traffic if your driving in the area as the Highway has been reduced to one lane. Arthur C Green/Lakeland Connect

Weather wreaking havoc on roads in the Lakeland

Reduced visibility, icy slippery sections and old man Winter is wreaking havoc on roads in the Lakeland.

Currently, if your headed West out of Bonnyville on Highway 28 there is a a single vehicle MVC between twp610 and 611 by the golf course.

Dan Heney is the acting Regional Chief for the Bonnyville Regional Fire Authority (BRFA).

“Station 5 Bonnyville responded at, 920 a.m., to a single vehicle MVC on Hwy 28 with a loaded B-train semi partially in the ditch,” Heney told Lakeland Connect.

The Bonnyville RCMP are currently on scene directing traffic around the truck on Highway 28 which has been reduced to one lane. There is reduced visibility in the area so please watch for the officer.

Heney from the BRFA says if you must travel:

  1. Give yourself lots of extra time
  2. Make sure to have cold weather clothing with you in the vehicle
  3. Clean all of the snow off your vehicle before driving
  4. Drive with lots of caution
  5. Remember that four wheel drive or all wheel drive does not help out your ability to stop, so please drive to the conditions
Arthur C. Green/Lakeland Connect

There were also more accident calls for the BRFA this morning.

“Station 5 Bonnyville, station 7 Fort Kent and Station 8 Ardmore responded at 7:40 a.m. to a single vehicle MVC on Hwy 897 and RR600,” Heney said. “Station 5 Bonnyville responded at 8:30 a.m. to a single vehicle MVC on Hwy 28 between RR453 and 455”

It is unclear if there were any injuries reported in any of the accidents.

“Road conditions are poor and not recommended for anything other than essential travel,” Heney told Lakeland Connect.

Heavy snowfall and blowing snow will continue today before tapering off by early evening.

Total accumulations are expected to be between 20 to 30 cm.

About Arthur C. Green

Arthur C. Green is from Whitbourne Newfoundland and graduated from the CNA Journalism Program. Arthur also studied Business Marketing and Political Science at Memorial University in Essex England and St. John's Newfoundland. Green has worked for such organizations as CBC, CBC Radio, NTV, Saltwire, Great West Media, CKLB Radio, Vista Radio, and Postmedia. He also loves Jiggs Dinner!