Second accident near Stewiacke on Highway 102 results in minor injuries

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UPDATED 5:30 P.M.

STEWIACKE - A second accident has taken place along Hwy. 102 near Stewiacke on Friday afternoon.

Second accident near Stewiacke on Highway 102 results in minor injuries

Colchester RCMP Cpl. Addie MacCallum confirmed with the Truro Daily News that 15 minutes after both lanes of the southbound highway near the Stewiacke exit was opened from a single-vehicle accident, a two-vehicle crash then occurred.

 

It was about 4:30 p.m. that the highway was open again to traffic after a pickup truck lost control and hit the bridge near the Stewiacke exit. At about 4:45 p.m. emergency officials were called back to the area to investigate a two-vehicle crash "just a couple hundred meters" from the first accident.

 

The crash resulted in the vehicles sliding into the ditch and minor injuries were reported, said MacCallum. He said the road remained open and blowing snow was a contributing factor.

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Colchester RCMP says a portion of Hwy. 102 is closed due to an accident.

Cpl. Addie MacCallum told the Truro Daily News that a single-vehicle accident occurred at about 2:20 p.m. in the southbound lane, heading towards Halifax, near Stewiacke's Exit 11.

MacCallum said a pickup truck lost control and "spun out", hitting a bridge railing and guardian. MacCallum said there was drifting and blowing snow and the weather appeared to be "isolated" to that area at the time.

Both lanes were closed to traffic for about 20 minutes and as of 3 p.m. the south-bound lane was open again. It was expected both lanes would re-open within the hour.

MacCallum said three people were in the pickup truck and were taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

RCMP, Emergency Health Services, as well as Stewiacke, Hilden and Brookfield fire departments responded to the accident.

Organizations: RCMP, Truro Daily News, Emergency Health Services

Geographic location: Stewiacke, Halifax

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