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Multiple motor-vehicle crashes reported across the province in blowing snow and whiteout conditions Wednesday

Two collisions in whiteout conditions on Portugal Cove Road closed the road for a time until the scene could be cleared. Keith Gosse/The Telegram
Two collisions in whiteout conditions on Portugal Cove Road closed the road for a time until the scene could be cleared. Keith Gosse/The Telegram

High winds and whiteout conditions caused problems for motorists in parts of the province Wednesday as the new snow dropped during a storm Tuesday was blown around.

Three collisions in the St. John’s metro area did not result in any serious injuries but two roads were closed for a time so the scenes could be cleared.

Two crashes involving six vehicles, a two-vehicle and a four-vehicle incident, in the same area on Portugal Cove Road next to Windsor Lake closed the road for a time as whiteout conditions occasionally brought visibility down to zero.

Another crash in drifting snow on the Robert E. Howlett highway closed that road until the scene could be cleared. At least one person was taken to hospital in that incident.

The RCMP also issued travel advisories about the Trans-Canada Highway near Holyrood and Port Aux Basques with both areas experiencing multiple motor-vehicle crashes in whiteout conditions.

Two collisions in whiteout conditions on Portugal Cove Road closed the road for a time until the scene could be cleared. Keith Gosse/The Telegram - Keith Gosse
Two collisions in whiteout conditions on Portugal Cove Road closed the road for a time until the scene could be cleared. Keith Gosse/The Telegram

 

Two collisions in whiteout conditions on Portugal Cove Road closed the road for a time until the scene could be cleared. Keith Gosse/The Telegram - Keith Gosse
Two collisions in whiteout conditions on Portugal Cove Road closed the road for a time until the scene could be cleared. Keith Gosse/The Telegram

 

A two-vehicle collision on the Goulds bypas closed the road for a time until the scene could be cleared. Keith Gosse/The Telegram - Keith Gosse
A two-vehicle collision on the Goulds bypas closed the road for a time until the scene could be cleared. Keith Gosse/The Telegram

 

No information was available about injuries in either location reported by the RCMP.

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