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Sunday , 16 January 2022
Arthur C. Green/Lakeland Connect

Multi-vehicle pile up closes Highway 28 near Ashmont

A five-vehicle pile-up yesterday near Ashmont closed Highway 28 for several hours.

Ashmont Fire and Rescue responded at 12:30 p.m., on January 3, to a multi-vehicle pile-up on Hwy 28 between Range Road 115 and 114.

James Preston is the Fire Chief of Ashmont Fire and Rescue.

“Mutual Aid was requested from Mallaig and St. Paul,” Chief Preston told Lakeland Connect. “A total of five vehicles were involved in the collision.”

Highway 28 was closed for several hours yesterday. Traffic was at a standstill while the wrecked vehicles were removed. Arthur C. Green/Lakeland Connect

Ashmont fire extricated two patients from one vehicle, St. Paul and Mallaig assisted in removing a patient from another vehicle.

“Two patients were transported to hospital by EMS crews,” Chief Preston said.

Once all vehicles involved had been removed from the scene, the highway was reopened to traffic a little after 3:00 p.m.

Roads were snowy and ice-covered with whiteout conditions during the time the pile-up occurred.

About Arthur C. Green

Arthur C. Green is an award winning journalist and is from Whitbourne Newfoundland. Green 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, River Radio, Vista Radio, and Postmedia. He also loves Jiggs Dinner and can fillet a Codfish.