A motor vehicle accident on the Trans Canada Highway near the turn off to Lewisporte is creating some congestion for drivers.
According to the RCMP, the accident happened early Thursday evening approximately two kilometres east of Lewisporte Junction. It blocked the westbound lane and forced traffic traveling in both directions to share a single lane.
Emergency personnel were still responding to the scene as of 6:30 p.m. Drivers can expect delays and police are advising them to proceed cautiously through the area.