Two accidents on Alaska Highway


Two accidents on a bridge between Dawson Creek and Fort St. John, reportedly near Taylor, have slowed traffic as crews attended the scene.

One truck reportedly jackknifed, and an empty fuel tanker was also stuck, leading traffic to be stopped while the road was cleared.

Stopped traffic stretched all the way from the train tracks to 228 Road, a distance of nearly 15 kilometres.

"They should have been grading it or there wouldn't have been this disaster," said a flagger on the scene, who added that the problem is that the roads are not maintained and the warning lights were not put on in time. The ministry of transportation refused to comment this evening on either accident.

"It was ice with snow over top, so there was nothing for the wheels to do but spin out".

The roads were sanded, but the flagger said that the MOT is working on it and was going to determine why the road was not graded initially.

The wait time was over an hour long around but cars started moving again by about 7:50 p.m.

It is believed the accidents occurred at around 6 p.m.

It has been since been cleared, with no reported injuries.

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