Slippery road sees eight vehicles, including police cruiser, in ditch

Raissa Tetanish
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NORTH RIVER – Eight vehicles, including a Colchester RCMP cruiser, landed in the ditch along the Hiram Lynds Road on Monday thanks to ice.

A Colchester RCMP cruiser was one of eight vehicles to catch the ice on the Hiram Lynds Road in North River at around 6:30 p.m. Monday. The vehicles all landed in the ditch, however none sustained much damage and no injuries were reported.

RCMP Const. Bill Collier said none of the vehicles involved were seriously damaged and no injuries were reported.

“We got the call at 6:27 p.m., and it was all vehicles going into the ditch within minutes of each other,” said Collier, adding it was the same thing with the RCMP cruiser.

“There weren’t any collision with any of the vehicles, they just slid off the road.”

Collier said that as the officer was responding, a  Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal truck had already been called to the site to deliver sand.

“We had to wait until the road was sanded before we could get towed out but DoT was on the way at the same time,” he added. “For some reason, it was just that particular road that was slippery.”

Collier said other roads had spots of ice as well, but the Hiram Lynds Road was the worst.

Twitter: @TDNRaissa

Organizations: RCMP, Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal

Geographic location: Hiram Lynds Road

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  • Lisa
    January 28, 2014 - 17:52

    This road wasn't the only one, out on Tatamagouche Mountain was bad too. They will not put sand on the dirt roads in the Tatamagouche area. One vehicle was on its side in the ditch with six thousand dollars in damages because of the dot not doing their job. The dot seems pretty slack this year for some odd reason and we wonder where our tax dollars are going.I can say not on the roads for sure.

  • Debbie MacLean
    January 28, 2014 - 16:46

    I beg to differ...try the Kemptown Road! With all of it's hills, turns and dips it's extremely dangerous in these conditions. Factor in the areas where if you do slide off the road it has very deep ditches it makes for a very nervewracking drive home. DOT knows this road is extremely dangerous and I don't know why they can't keep on top of conditions on it during icy weather. I guess it will take a serious accident with someone being badly hurt to make us a priority!