High winds, blowing snow cause 3 crashes near Sackville, N.B.

Traffic along the Trans-Canada Highway, east of Sackville, N.B., was backed up after at least three separate accidents, say RCMP.

RCMP urged motorists to drive with caution in high winds, blowing snow

A tractor trailer was one of three vehicles off the road along the Trans-Canada Highway near Sackville on Friday afternoon. (CBC)

Strong winds and blowing snow caused at least three separate accidents along the Trans-Canada Highway east of Sackville, N.B. Friday afternoon.

The highway remained open, but RCMP are urged motorists to drive with caution between Sackville and Nova Scotia.

Traffic was backed up as crews worked to move the tractor trailer from the ditch along the Trans-Canada Highway. (Marc Genuist/CBC)
A tractor trailer left the road at about 3 p.m. and ended up in the ditch just outside Sackville, said Const. Jullie Rogers-Marsh.

A few kilometres down the road, a passenger car spun out and hit a guard rail, and just before the border, another car went into the ditch.

No injuries were reported.

A long line of traffic was crawling past emergency vehicles, CBC's Marc Genuist reported from the scene.