Woman killed when car hits snowplow
Several accidents happening on highways
A 29-year-old woman from Chelsea, Lunenburg Co., was killed Thursday morning when the car she was driving hit a snowplow on Highway 210 outside Bridgewater.
A male passenger was taken to South Shore Regional Hospital in Bridgewater with serious injuries, Lunenburg RCMP Staff Sgt. Bruce Hill said in a release.
It was snowing at the time of the collision at about 11:24 a.m., and the road conditions were slippery. It appears the vehicle was travelling east when the driver lost control and went into the path of the westbound plow, Hill said.
The plow was a contracted private plow working on behalf of the provincial transportation department.
There have also been a number of motor vehicle crashes on the 100 series highways around Halifax since snow began falling late Thursday morning, police say.
Halifax RCMP spokesman Cpl. Scott MacRae said municipal streets in Halifax are snow-covered and slippery, and Halifax Regional Police reported several minor collisions.
MacRae said motorists should slow down and adjust their driving habits in order to avoid trouble.