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Concrete barriers accidentally pushed onto Trans-Canada in Shuswap cause havoc

December 17, 2020 - 3:53 PM

One tractor-trailer rolled onto its side, and two other semis narrowly avoid accidents, after concrete barriers on the Trans Canada Highway in the Shuswap ended up in the middle of the eastbound lane.

According to a Salmon Arm RCMP media release, a police officer discovered the barriers in the lane when on a call to Blind Bay at around 11 p.m. Dec. 16.

It was snowing and visibility was limited when the police cruiser narrowly missed hitting the barriers but discovered a transport truck on its side nearby. The truck had hit the barriers and lost control causing it to flip onto its side.

In dealing with the incident, the police cruiser then narrowly avoided being hit by two other transport trucks that had to swerve to avoid the concrete barriers in the middle of the lane.

Upon investigating, police found the barriers had been knocked into the lane by a westbound travelling semi that had fishtailed. It was located some distance away.

Police say highway crews were quick on the scene and pushed the barricades out of the lanes of travel.

The highway was closed for about 30 minutes and no one was injured in the incident. RCMP said no charges are being laid.


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