Thursday snowfall brings multiple vehicle incidents

The most serious incident took place north of Dawson Creek just before 5:30 p.m. Thursday evening, when two passenger vehicles collided.

A tractor trailed slammed on its breaks in order to avoid those vehicles, but was then rear ended by another semi truck that had jackknifed across the highway.

Another vehicle had to drive off the road into the ditch to avoid hitting the larger trucks, bring the total of directly involved vehicles to six.

The damaged jackknifed truck could not be removed until a tow truck arrived, and the highway was closed until around 7 p.m. when it was reopened to single lane alternating traffic.

No injuries were reported.

The weather and road conditions at the time are considered contributing factors to the incident, and drivers are reminded to adjust their driving accordingly.

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Erica is a reporter for Moose FM and energeticcity.ca in Fort St. John, B.C. She grew up in Victoria, B.C. and received her Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism from Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec.