A series of collisions block the Trans-Canada Highway

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MOOSE JAW — Although 19 vehicles were involved in a series of collisions on Route 1 Saturday in bad weather, only one person was taken to hospital.

On the morning of Saturday, February 5, Moose Jaw RCMP responded to reports of multiple collisions on Highway 1 in the eastbound and westbound traffic lanes. Both lanes were completely blocked, preventing all traffic.

The first collision occurred when vehicles collided in the westbound lane of Highway 1. Two tractor-trailers and a regular passenger car were involved.

The second collision occurred when vehicles stopped in the westbound lanes due to the first collision. Eight tractor-trailers and two ordinary passenger vehicles were involved.

The third collision occurred when multiple vehicles stopped in the eastbound lanes opposite the first collision. Five tractor-trailers and two ordinary passenger vehicles were involved.

Visibility was then reduced due to fog, wind and snowy weather conditions. Investigations into the aforementioned collisions are currently ongoing.

One person was taken to hospital with injuries from one of the above collisions. No other injuries were reported to the police.

Moose Jaw RCMP would like to thank Moose Jaw Combined Traffic Services Saskatchewan, Moose Jaw Police Service, Saskatchewan Highways, Moose Jaw Fire Department, Caronport Fire Department and Moose Jaw EMS for their assistance that day.

The eastbound and westbound lanes opened approximately seven hours after the initial collision. All vehicles have now been removed from the highway and surrounding ditches.

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