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UPDATE: Sgt. Dave Tyreman with the Fort St. John RCMP said that police got the call about the incident this morning at 7:38. He explained that there was one commercial vehicle involved that slid into the ditch. The second driver of a pickup truck headed the other way noticed the trailer of the commercial vehicle sliding into his lane and drove his vehicle into the ditch on the other side of the road to avoid a collision. Tyreman added that there were no injuries sustained in either collision.
FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – There are a number of reports of a collision this morning that is continuing to cause slow-downs on the Alaska Highway north of Fort St. John.
According to an eyewitness account this morning shortly after 7:30, a logging truck went into the ditch near Mile 64 of the Alaska Highway. Other eyewitnesses sent in photos of the accident scene shortly before 9:00, saying that three vehicles were involved in the collision.
A third eyewitness report shortly after 1:00 p.m. stated that conditions near the scene of the accident were not good, with reports of slick roads and heavy fog. Neither Drive BC nor YRB North Peace Ltd. have provided any updates on the collision. Energeticcity.ca is also still waiting word from the RCMP on whether the road is still open, or what caused the collision. If you have any information, send a tip to email@example.com.
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