RCMP reminds motorists to clear snow and ice from vehicles, lights and windows before venturing out
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Montague and Cardigan volunteer firefighters assist in a single-vehicle crash on the Baldwin Road Tuesday morning at New Perth near Montague.
A 62-year-old woman was taken to King's County Memorial Hospital but was not seriously injured when she lost control of her vehicle and crashed in New Perth this morning.
No charges are pending against the driver, but RCMP did issue a news release about the crash reminding motorists to clear their vehicles of snow and ice before heading out.
"Windows and lights should be scraped; snow and ice free before venturing onto the highway," the RCMP stated. The release referred to Section 214 of the Highway Traffic Act that stipulates: "No person shall drive a motor vehicle on a highway when the windshield, sidewings, side or rear windows are so covered, either completely or partially by snow, ice, mist, dirt or other matter that the vision of the driver is obscured or obstructed."
This morning's single-vehicle crash occurred just after 8 a.m. on Route 22 in New Perth and resulted in closing the highway for about an hour while emergency crews worked at the scene.
Police say the lone occupant of the vehicle was travelling south on Route 22 when she lost control of the vehicle and ran off the road into the ditch. Emergency crews — made up of the Kings District RCMP, Montague and Cardigan fire departments and Island EMS — used the Jaws of Life to help remove the woman from the vehicle.
RCMP also reminds the public that roads are still snow-packed and slippery.
"Even though sand trucks are out, sand is being quickly covered by drifting snow," states the news release.