Snow causing issues for motorists on local roads

The BC Highway webcam at the intersection of Highway 97 and 100th Ave in Fort St. John this afternoon. Photo by the Ministry of Transportation

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – With Fort St. John expected to get another early blast of winter weather, motorists are being urged to use caution on area roads.

Energeticcity.ca received a report at around 3:00 this afternoon that traffic was at a standstill on the Alaska Highway between Taylor and Fort St. John this afternoon. Sgt. Dave Tyreman with the Fort St. John RCMP says that a pair of vehicles ended up in the ditch, with one person taken to hospital with a minor injury.

Tyreman added that some area motorists are still not getting the message when it comes to adjusting their driving for conditions, explaining that while on patrol this afternoon he had pulled over several drivers to drive the message home.

The Fort St. John RCMP also announced this afternoon that they have set up a Twitter account to provide real-time updates on police incidents and respond to the public’s concern. Follow the Fort St. John RCMP @fortstjohnrcmp.