RCMP asks drivers to stop making U-Turns near Save On
Kimberley RCMP have received several reports of persons doing illegal U-turns or left turns on Warren Avenue near Save On Foods.
There is a raised median on Warren Avenue between Archibald Street and Fortier Street. This is to prevent vehicles from crossing over the oncoming lane of traffic. Drivers are either making a left turn when coming from Fortier Street or conducting an illegal U-Turn likely to gain access to the grocery store parking lot.
“Police recognize that as a result of the construction there is limited one-way access which is an inconvenience. But by making illegal turns you are putting yourself and others at risk. The location is at the bottom of a steep hill with limited visibility to those entering Warren Avenue from the side street,” said Sgt. Chris Newel, Kimberley RCMP Detachment commander.
“The recent snowfall resulted in some slippery conditions which makes the turns even more dangerous.”
Police are doing targeted enforcement in the area and have already dealt with some violators, Sgt. Newel added.
“Please take the extra few minutes to come from a safe direction.”