Alarming trend on the Coquihalla

By Jessica Lepp
January 9, 2016 - 10:40am Updated: January 9, 2016 - 11:38am

MERRITT — VSA Highway Maintenance, the company that contracts a portion of the Coquihalla Highway is again warning of a dangerous trend.

Spokesperson Bob Gilowski says earlier this week, a transport truck struck a maintenance vehicle on the highway. 

This is one of a handful of incidents already this Winter since the snow has fallen on the route.

Gilowski says, "the details of it I don't know exactly, but it's a result of a driver of a vehicle not paying attention to the yellow flashing lights of a plow truck and came too close to our vehicle, colliding with it."

Gilowski says while safety is a concern for all parties is involved, incidents involving plow trucks affect road maintenance on the busy stretch of road.

He adds if motorists see the trucks, with the yellow flashing lights, stay back and allow them to do their work.

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