FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John RCMP says no injuries were sustained after a tractor-trailer rollover by Shepard’s Inn on Highway 97 Thursday morning.

Police say the truck was following another vehicle that stopped for a school bus in the opposite lane that had activated its stop sign arm for a child crossing the road.  The semi was unable to stop, resulting in it jackknifing and rolling on its side, blocking the highway.

The tractor-trailer was hauling food, and leaked a small amount of diesel, with no environmental impact, according to the detachment.

The driver of the tractor-trailer was issued multiple violation tickets on scene.

“Winter driving conditions demand extra space and time,” said Cst Chad Neustaeter, Media Relations Officer for the Fort St John RCMP.  “A situation like this could have ended much worse and everyone was thankful that everyone was uninjured in this instance.”

The detachment initially received multiple reports of a multi-vehicle collision involving a bus, a tractor-trailer and two pickup trucks, however, officers determined it was a single-vehicle incident.

The highway was down to single-alternating traffic from 10 a.m. until noon, with flaggers available to direct traffic while the tractor-trailer was dealt with.