RCMP give kudos to Island drivers

January 5, 2018
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island

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RCMP on Prince Edward Island are giving praise, where praise is due. Since noon yesterday, January 4, there were no reports of vehicle collisions in areas policed by the RCMP, and only two reports of vehicles leaving the roadway, both yesterday afternoon, and both on Highway 1A, one in North Bedeque and one in Traveller's Rest. Neither vehicle sustained significant damage, and there were no injuries.

It was apparent that most people heeded warnings to avoid unnecessary travel, and those who did have to venture out adjusted their driving for the conditions.

Prince District RCMP did respond to a call at 7:50 am this morning on Highway #2 in Springfield in which a snowmobile trailer being towed by a pickup truck was flipped over by the wind. Officers attended the scene to provide traffic control while the pickup and trailer were removed and both sustained some damages. There were no injuries.

Paying attention to the cautions provided across the Island has resulted in safer roadways and RCMP thank drivers for taking their responsibilities on the road seriously. With the first storm under our belts, drivers are reminded that road conditions are monitored by the Provincial Government and information is posted on their "Storm Resources" website www.511.gov.pe.ca . Links to road conditions, school and event closures, health related information weather updates and emergency links can be found on the site and calling 5-1-1 to check the roads you are about to travel is always a prudent decision.

Thanks and stay safe!

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Contact information

S/Sgt. Kevin Baillie
Prince Edward Island RCMP
902-566-7165

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