Friday’s icy highways caused chaos near Cranbrook, Kimberley

Cranbrook and Kimberley RCMP respond to multi-vehicle accident near airport.

  • Nov. 24, 2014 5:00 a.m.

Cpl. Chris Newel

On Friday, November 21, 2014, at approximately 9:18 p.m., Cranbrook RCMP received the report of a vehicle roll-over on Hwy 95A near the intersection for the Canadian Rockies International Airport.

When police arrived on scene the roads were found to be extremely icy. Several other vehicles began sliding into the ditch, some colliding with each other. At one point a pick-up truck slid around the corner and into the front of the police vehicle that was sitting on the roadside.

Officers from Kimberley RCMP Detachment attended to assist as the highway had to be shut down for approximately an hour while road crews applied sand and salt to highway.  In all, eight vehicles were involved in the accident — however, fortunately there were no injuries.

S/Sgt. David Dubnyk would like to remind the motoring public to allow extra time to reach your destination.

“It is that time of year that weather and road conditions can change without warning so better to slow down and arrive safely,” Dubnyk added.

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