Responding to 20 vehicle collisions in four hours

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AMHERST - From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, RCMP officers from all Cumberland County detachments were kept busy responding to roughly 20 motor vehicle accidents.

The majority of those were vehicles leaving Highway 104 because of blowing snow, icy roads and driver error.


Winds blowing in open areas caused snow-covered highways leading to the vehicles leaving the road.

"As we were stopped for accidents, the officers had their radar guns going and we were giving out speeding tickets too," said Const. Dal Hutchinson, community policing officer. "People are still driving 115 kilometres on the highway in conditions such as those."

Hutchinson said the motorists were uninjured in the accidents.

RCMP request motorists slow down when approaching emergency vehicles on the roadways.


Organizations: RCMP

Geographic location: AMHERST, Cumberland County

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