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Heavy fog near Whitewood causes crash

Four vehicles crashed on Highway 1
Reported by News Talk Radio Staff
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Heavy fog in the southeast part of the province led to a four vehicle pileup near Whitewood.

Two semis crashed at the intersection of Highway 1 and Highway 9 near Whitewood this morning. One semi was trying to cross the highway when the other ran into it's trailer. Just after the first collision a single axle cargo van travelling east hit the wreckage of the previous accident.. Another semi was trying to pass the cargo van in the left lane at the same time, and that driver managed to pull into the centre ditch, pass the scene and continue driving down the road. A pick-up truck hit the semi which was blocking the road after the first crash. Luckily no one was seriously injured in the crash.

RCMP are advising people to stay away from the area, they have closed the eastbound lane to traffic while they clear the scene. The westbound lanes are still open.

According to the RCMP heavy fog is beginning to lift in the area where the four-vehicle crash happened.

The Saskatchewan Highway Hotline reports fog and reduced visibility east of Regina on Highway 1 to the Manitoba border. The hotline website also shows reduced visibility and fog on Highway 6 to Raymore and Highway 11 to Saskatoon with wet roads subject to freezing and on Highway 16 from Saskatoon to Foam Lake. To the west, travel is not recommended at all in the Maple Creek area and on Highway 1 from with slippery sections and heavy snow from Gull Lake to the Alberta border. Roads around Swift Current are ice covered and slippery.

Edited by News Talk Radio's Adriana Christianson