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Friday , 28 January 2022

Icy roads cause havoc in the Lakeland

The weather and icy roads in the Lakeland over the last 24-hours have been causing havoc on our roadways.

Yesterday, January 3, Station 5 Bonnyville and Station 6 Lacorey responded at 9:00 a.m. to a vac truck rollover 2kms up the road from IOR Nabiye.

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

“Occupants were assessed by EMS but not transported,” Regional Fire Chief Heney told Lakeland Connect.

Contents of the truck needed to be offloaded before tow trucks were able to right it, Regional Fire Chief Heney added.

An hour and a half later at 10:35 a.m., Station 5 Bonnyville responded to a two-vehicle MVC at the intersection of Hwy 28 and Hwy 660 East of Bonnyville.

“Four occupants were assessed by EMS but none were transported,” Regional Fire Chief Heney said. “Both vehicles were towed.”

During the lunch hour, at 12:45 p.m., tones dropped again as Station 3 Glendon responded to a two-vehicle MVC on Hwy 660 near RR 485.

The roads are very slippery and the BRFA would like to remind motorists to reduce speeds to the driving conditions and give yourself extra stopping distance while navigating the Lakeland.

Drive safe!

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.