Multiple accidents on Alaska Highway cause disruption to morning commute
Published Tuesday, December 7, 2021 3:10PM PST Last Updated Tuesday, December 7, 2021 6:53PM PST
FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. -- The morning commute on the Alaska highway feeling more like a parking lot after a pair of incidents north of Taylor.
RCMP confirmed a single vehicle rollover happening shortly after 5:30 a.m. on Highway 97.
Traffic was backed up along highway 97 on the north Taylor hill as vehicles were diverted to open lanes of the highway.
Just over an hour later, at 6:43 a.m., more backlog. Two vehicles collided while nearing traffic from the rollover.
The second accident resulted in a complete shutdown of the highway, again near the north Taylor hill.
Some detours were opened up to traffic near 255 Road, Baldonnel Road (107 Road), 253 road and 238 road.
The highway re-opening just after 9a.m. as both incidents were cleared by emergency crews.
At the time CJDC-TV spoke with RCMP, no injuries had been reported in either of the accidents.