The Saanich Police Department says it responded to 11 motor vehicle collisions over the snow-filled weekend, slightly more than normal for Friday, Saturday, Sunday.
From Friday at midnight until Sunday at 2:30 p.m., police responded to 11 vehicle collisions in Saanich, seven of which involved just a single vehicle, and the other four involved two vehicles.
Police say there were either no injuries or only minor injuries.
On Saturday, officers responded to an incident at 2:30 a.m. and didn’t respond to another until 10 a.m., something that Saanich PD says showed that most people stayed home in the morning, helping crews clear the road.
At the start of the weekend, both VicPD and Saanich PD asked everyone to stay home if possible, as many roads were impassible.
Police say 11 motor vehicle incidents is more than normal for a weekend, but isn’t wasn’t an overwhelming amount.
One of those collisions was on Saturday. A semi-truck hauling a trailer jackknifed on the Pay Bay Highway near Elk Lake, blocking one northbound lane and stopping access for commercial vehicles. It was cleared after a few hours.
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