TCH accident scene cleared

Police say a section of the Trans-Canada Highway in eastern Newfoundland has reopened to all traffic after a serious collision early Monday afternoon.

Still no word on injuries; RCMP warn highway conditions remain poor

RCMP say a section of the Trans-Canada Highway in eastern Newfoundland has reopened to normal traffic after a serious collision Monday.

Police have yet to reveal the extent of injuries, but say highway conditions in the area remain dicey and dangerous.

The collision between a transport truck and at least two other vehicles happened early Monday afternoon, west of the exit to Fair Haven, between Whitbourne and Arnold's Cove.

Driving conditions were difficult at the time of the accident, with blowing snow and rain.

Traffic was at a standstill due to the accident and the road conditions.

Much of eastern Newfoundland was hit by nasty weather Monday.

In St. John's, Remembrance Day ceremonies had to be cut short for the first time in recent memory by heavy rain, wet snow and strong winds.

Several car accidents were also reported in and around the capital city region.

Comments

To encourage thoughtful and respectful conversations, first and last names will appear with each submission to CBC/Radio-Canada's online communities (except in children and youth-oriented communities). Pseudonyms will no longer be permitted.

By submitting a comment, you accept that CBC has the right to reproduce and publish that comment in whole or in part, in any manner CBC chooses. Please note that CBC does not endorse the opinions expressed in comments. Comments on this story are moderated according to our Submission Guidelines. Comments are welcome while open. We reserve the right to close comments at any time.