Mother Nature causes havoc on area roads
Cranbrook RCMP was kept busy yesterday responding to over 15 collisions on area highways in a span of three hours.
Yesterday morning Cranbrook saw snow along with a drop in temperature that turned the highways surrounding the city into virtual skating rinks. Highway 93/95 was hit the hardest with motorists unable to make it up the Fort Steele Hill until sanding trucks were able to make several passes.
“Traffic was backed up for about a kilometre each way. Vehicles were unable to traverse the hill as several centimetres of ice accumulated in a short period of time,” said Cst Katie Forgeron of Cranbrook RCMP.
There were no major injuries reported as a result of the collisions.