Winter storm car accidents temporarily close Highway 99 near Lions Bay
2022-11-29 17:05 PST
File # 2022-7411 et al
As meteorologists prepared us for, winter hit the Sea to Sky highway just after 3:00 p.m. today.
Police received multiple reports of car accidents near Lions Bay shortly after the snow started. Police, BC Ambulance, Miller Capilano, and tow trucks responded. A driver of one car was taken to hospital for medical attention for unknown but non-life-threatening injuries.
In all, there were three main accidents, with many other minor accidents. Police say there was about an inch of ice on the highway covered by about three to four inches of snow.
Highway 99 southbound was blocked by police for about an hour so responders could access the collision scenes. The highway has since reopened.
This is the first wave of snow the weather people said was coming this week, says Corporal Angela Kermer, Sea to Sky RCMP.
The winter storm warning lasts until tomorrow morning. Plan your travel and travel your plan so you arrive home safely at the end of the day.
Anyone with any information regarding the above files are asked to contact the Squamish RCMP at 604-892-6100, or contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS, or go to the website www.solvecrime.ca
For information on road weather and road conditions, visit DriveBC
Cpl. Angela KermerMedia Relations Officer
Sea to Sky RCMP
Cell: 604 848-4793
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