Winter road conditions cause accidents

The RCMP has responded to several traffic accidents  in the Elk Valley this weekend. - Kaitlyn Haarstad
The RCMP has responded to several traffic accidents in the Elk Valley this weekend.
— image credit: Kaitlyn Haarstad

The wet snow and rainy weather have affected road conditions over the weekend causing numerous vehicle accidents in the Elk Valley.

At 4 pm Sunday, December 1, the RCMP was on the scene on Hwy 3 approximately five kilometers south of Fernie known as Vanghal’s straight stretch.

“We have had several motor vehicle incidents due to the snow and road conditions,” said Elk Valley RCMP Sgt. Will Thien.

Take care on the roads and give yourself more time to reach your destination. For current highway driving conditions, go to


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