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Wednesday , 19 January 2022

Icy conditions lead to multiple vehicle accidents reports BRFA

Station 5 Bonnyville responded at 2:15pm to two vehicles in the ditch on Hwy 28 just past RR 454. While managing traffic to protect that scene there were 5 more incidents of either collisions or vehicle hitting the ditch to avoid collisions.

The initial incident appears to be a vehicle that cut off the final vehicle in a funeral procession, forcing that vehicle into the ditch. A following vehicle attempting to slow down spun out of control and hit the ditch as well.

The remaining five incidents happened while the BRFA was controlling traffic as a result of the initial two incidents causing the accident scene to become 4 separate scene stretched across 4 kms of Hwy 28.

In all, eight people were assessed by EMS but none were transported. Two vehicle were towed away from the scene and 5 were towed out of the ditch.

Highway conditions are treacherous – very slippery and very limited visibility. Please stay off the highway if possible, and if you cannot avoid it, please drive carefully.

Station 7 Fort Kent and Station 8 Ardmore responded at 4:08p. to a vehicle in the ditch on Hwy 28 and RR 433. The driver was not transported by EMS and was left in the care of RCMP while waiting on a tow.

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.