Grain on roads causes vehicles to crash in western P.E.I.

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The RCMP are investigating after a grain spill caused two vehicles to lose control on a section of highway in Inverness on Sept. 16.

In a news release, the RCMP said the drivers of the two vehicles went into a turn but didn’t see the more than two centimetres of grain spread across the highway.

They lost control on the slippery surface.  

Tyne Valley Fire Department used its fire hoses to wash most of the grain off the road and the Transportation Department brought in a sweeper for the rest.

The RCMP reported one of the vehicles had to be towed from the scene.

No one was injured in the crashes.

Anyone with any information about the investigation can call the RCMP at 902-436-9300 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Organizations: RCMP, Tyne Valley Fire Department, Transportation Department Crime Stoppers

Geographic location: P.E.I., Inverness

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  • Driver
    September 18, 2015 - 12:52

    Just like the mud left on the road by the farmers, it can be dangerous to drive over. People need to call highway safety to get someone to clean it up as soon as they see it.

    • country boy
      September 19, 2015 - 10:43

      Why are farmers allowed to constantly get away with this type of thing on PEI. but then again the Highway department is allowed to put sand filled with pea sized rocks on the roads in the winter. Look at windshields of PEI drivers and that is directly related to the stones in the sand.