Going is slow on Highway 104, crash cleaned up

Staff ~ The Truro Daily News
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WESTCHESTER – Traffic is back to a crawl this morning on Highway 104 along the Cobequid Pass.

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Heavy rains on Tuesday evening which changed to snow overnight have made conditions on the highway slippery and several tractor trailers have been forced to come to a stop.

The RCMP is asking motorists to avoid the area if possible. There are also several crashes being reporter in other sections of the highway.

“Even if people can postpone their trip until the daylight so they can see a little better of what they’re up against,” Staff Sgt. John Anderson said.

RCMP, firefighters and Special Hazards units responded to a multi-vehicle pile up, which included four tractor trailers, just west of the toll booth at about 7 p.m. Tuesday in Westchester. At the time the area was being soaked in heavy rain and blanketed in fog.

Only one person was taken to hospital with non life-threatening injuries.

The crash closed the eastbound lane of the highway and limited traffic in the westbound lane, prompting authorities to reroute traffic through the Wentworth Valley.

Highway 104 was reopened several hours later once the scene was cleaned up, just before the rain turned to snow.

Organizations: RCMP

Geographic location: Westchester, Wentworth Valley

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