First big snowstorm tests drivers in Kootenays

First big snowstorm tests drivers in Kootenays

Monday snow causes headaches all around

The West Kootenay’s first serious snowfall of the year caused headaches and worry for local drivers. This transport truck driver was unable to make it up the on-ramp to Highway 3 from Columbia Ave in Castlegar on Monday morning. It snarled traffic for more than an hour while chains were found to help the truck pull itself out. In the picture above, an emergency vehicle is forced onto the median to get around the transport. Photo by John Boivin

The transport truck blocked both accesses to Highway 3 from the Castlegar interchange when it couldn’t navigate up the slippery slope of the on-ramp. Eventually chains were fond to put on the vehicle to pull itself out of the way. Photo by John Boivin

JOHN BOIVIN

Castlegar News

Monday snow causes headaches all around

 

The transport truck blocked both accesses to Highway 3 from the Castlegar interchange when it couldn’t navigate up the slippery slope of the on-ramp. Eventually chains were fond to put on the vehicle to pull itself out of the way. Photo by John Boivin

The transport truck blocked both accesses to Highway 3 from the Castlegar interchange when it couldn’t navigate up the slippery slope of the on-ramp. Eventually chains were fond to put on the vehicle to pull itself out of the way. Photo by John Boivin