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Saturday , 28 May 2022
Arthur C. Green/Lakeland Connect

Slippery conditions on Highway 28 cause havoc for motorists on Monday

Slippery conditions were the cause of two accidents on Highway 28 yesterday.

The first occurred just two kilometres east of Bonnyville, and the second one occurred exactly an hour after two kilometres east of Fort Kent.

“Station 5 Bonnyville responded at 8:55 a.m. to Hwy 28 and RR 454 for a two-vehicle MVC. One vehicle attempted to pass a second vehicle, spun out, and clipped the second vehicle before ending up in the ditch,” explained Regional Fire Chief for the Bonnyville Fire Department, Dan Heney.

Slippery roads caused difficult driving conditions for motorists on Highway 28 on Monday. Arthur C. Green/Lakeland Connect

According to Chief Heney, three occupants were assessed by EMS but no one was transported to the hospital, and one vehicle required a tow.

Exactly an hour later, the BRFA was called into action again because of the slippery roads.

 

The single vehicle rollover on Hwy 28 east of RR 460. Traffic was reduced to one lane yesterday on Highway 28. Arthur C. Green/Lakeland Connect

“Station 7 Fort Kent and Station 8 Ardmore responded at 9:55 a.m. to a single-vehicle rollover on Hwy 28 east of RR 460,” the chief said. “The driver was transported to BHC and the vehicle required a tow.”

Between the temps hovering in and around freezing, and the intermittent rain, roads were very slippery at the time, Chief Heney concluded.

 

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.