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97 North Open at McLeod Lake

Tuesday, November 10, 2015 @ 2:36 PM

Prince George, B.C.-  It  has been  an open, closed, open  situation  along  highway 97  north of Prince George  because of a series of crashes today.  The highway was closed  most recently  at McLeod Lake, where a pick up truck and semi collided,  injuries now confirmed to be  minor, and the highway  has reopened through that stretch.

Road conditions have played a role in  the series of collisions  as  has  speed.   Police again advise  drivers to  adjust their driving to the conditions at hand.

Travelling  anywhere in B.C.   is expected to be a challenge today and tomorrow.

In the northwest, highway 37 leading to  and from Stewart is closed because of a landslide that   is not only blocking the highway, but has taken out  power  as well.

(at right, image  shows  grey areas where special weather statements are in effect – image courtesy Environment Canada)weatherstatements

Meantime,  B.C.  is being advised to be prepared for a series of storms.  Special weather statements have been issued  for the coast  from Prince  Rupert  and Haida Gwaii  to  Vancouver Island   and inland  from Vancouver to  the Alberta border.  Environment Canada is  predicting heavy rain,  high  winds,  and  plenty of  snow in the mountains meaning the Coquihalla will be a mess.




It’s all the drivers fault ? Nothing to do with proper maintenance , right ? Nothing to do with lack of sanding or plowing ,right ? Is 97 North a class B highway for maintenance ? Can’t be , right ? They were all driving too fast ,right ?

Is 37 North also designated a class B highway for maintenance ?

Drive to the road conditions or don’t drive at all!

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