Monday September 01, 2014

Trans-Canada Highway scene of crashes

Keith Anderson

Vernon resident Tom Stacey looks at his rolled Toyota Tacoma pickup truck Sunday morning after he lost control on the East Trans Canada Highway in Dallas and rolled on its side. RCMP Const. Nicole Sausregret, right, takes photos and looks over the scene, one of at least four accidents on this stretch of road between 10 a.m. and noon. The multiple accidents damaged vehicles but only resulted in minor injuries. Roads were icy.

Snow flurries Sunday morning brought a flurry of accidents, primarily on a slick Trans-Canada Highway.

No drivers were hurt in what were primarily single-car accidents as vehicles slid off the highway.

"We had a bunch of fender-bender accidents. Nothing serious," said Staff Sergeant Dave Lucas. "There were six accidents."

In one case, a car ended up off the highway and beside the CP Rail tracks. Train service was temporarily shut down on the mainline.

Kamloops Fire & Rescue assistant chief Steve Kilmartin said crews responded to three motor vehicle accidents.

"They were all pretty minor."

There were a small number of accidents in other locations but the East Trans-Canada Highway was particularly slick. Lucas said the highway was a combination of snow and black ice.

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