News

Icy roads in Campbell River

Wet roads, freezing temperatures and fog combined to turn the intersection of 2nd Avenue and McPhedran Road into an ice sheet Tuesday morning leading to a domino-like chain of accidents. The first driver parked her car hours earlier after hitting ice and damaging the front end. Then, around 8:30 a.m., a pick-up truck lost control on the ice and smashed the driver’s side of the vehicle. And then another pickup, heading down 2nd towards Merecroft also lost control, but managed to avoid the other two vehicles. No one appeared to be seriously hurt. Firefighters salted the road by hand before a city public works vehicle arrived. - Paul Rudan/The Mirror
Wet roads, freezing temperatures and fog combined to turn the intersection of 2nd Avenue and McPhedran Road into an ice sheet Tuesday morning leading to a domino-like chain of accidents. The first driver parked her car hours earlier after hitting ice and damaging the front end. Then, around 8:30 a.m., a pick-up truck lost control on the ice and smashed the driver’s side of the vehicle. And then another pickup, heading down 2nd towards Merecroft also lost control, but managed to avoid the other two vehicles. No one appeared to be seriously hurt. Firefighters salted the road by hand before a city public works vehicle arrived.
— image credit: Paul Rudan/The Mirror

Wet roads, freezing temperatures and fog combined to turn the intersection of 2nd Avenue and McPhedran Road into an ice sheet Tuesday morning leading to a domino-like chain of accidents.

The first driver parked her car hours earlier after hitting ice and damaging the front end. Then, around 8:30 a.m., a pick-up truck lost control on the ice and smashed the driver’s side of the vehicle. And then another pickup, heading down 2nd towards Merecroft also lost control, but managed to avoid the other two vehicles. No one appeared to be seriously hurt. Firefighters salted the road by hand before a city public works vehicle arrived.

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

Wish Tree fulfilled
 
Historical hauntings
 
Tie Domi certainly was no L’il Pumpkinhead
B.C. lawyers vote to overturn Trinity Western law school recognition
 
Exchange enhances friendships
 
Have a safe and happy Halloween in Parksville Qualicum Beach!
Vision 2012: leisure then
 
Cowichan officials not waiting for more rain to fall
 
From Brentwood student to Hollywood producer

Community Events, October 2014

Add an Event

Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Oct 29 edition online now. Browse the archives.