Snow causes chaos on morning commute

A photo of the semi-truck that snarled traffic on the South Taylor Hill on Tuesday morning. Photo by submitted.

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – A dump of Halloween snow left roads across the Peace Region in less than ideal shape for commuters this morning.

Shortly after 7:00 a.m., Moose FM received a number of reports of a semi that was blocking traffic on the South Taylor Hill. According to one eyewitness, one semi had stalled in the right lane of the hill at the corner where the southbound highway widens to a passing lane. Another semi attempted to pass the stalled truck, and spun out in the left southbound lane, blocking traffic. The eyewitness stated that the semi in the left lane was not equipped with snow chains.


Shortly after 8:30 a.m., Moose FM received reports of at least one overturned vehicle in the ditch on the Alaska Highway near Mile 58. Some reports stated that there was more than one vehicle involved. Sgt. Dave Tyreman with the Fort St. John RCMP said that he did not have any updated information from either incident, saying that that information would be made available as soon as possible.

This is a developing story, and we will have updates as soon as we get them. If you have any photos or news tips, email them to [email protected].