Ice closes Hwy 5

On Tuesday, Dec. 7, at 9:15 p.m., Barriere RCMP were called to a motor vehicle crash on Highway 5 near Heffley Creek.

  • Dec. 13, 2010 8:00 a.m.

On Tuesday, Dec. 7, at 9:15 p.m., Barriere RCMP were called to a motor vehicle crash on Highway 5 near Heffley Creek.

“I got as far as Bingo Ranch Road in Vinsulla and could not get any further due to an extremely icy road,” said Cpl. Mike Mucha, “It was raining, and immediately freezing on the road surface.  One could not walk on it.”

Mucha noted that fortunately no one was injured in the crash, and Kamloops Rural RCMP members came up to Heffley Creek and assisted.

“The sloping hill and curve at Bingo Ranch Road had a south bound semi on the west shoulder stopped, and another south bound semi stopped in the north bound lane facing the wrong direction,” reported Mucha, “Coupled with a car stopped next to the latter semi, the road was impassible without the threat of colliding with those vehicles.”  

As a result of the road conditions the highway was closed for approximately two hours while Argo Road Maintenance attended, salting and sanding the slippery stretch of icy blacktop. The highway was opened again at approximately 11:30 p.m. 

“Most motorist should be commended as they made the right decision to pull off to the side of the road and wait for the sanding trucks,” said Mucha, “Amazingly there was only one crash, even though other vehicles did leave the roadway without damage.” He noted that after talking to highway officials they advised the stretch between the north end of McLure to Heffley Creek was the only area to be affected in the district.   Later it was reported the same road conditions were experienced north of Clearwater near Birch Island.

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