Messy Monday: More than 20 cars involved in multiple collisions in Coquitlam

Mar 7 2017, 5:05 am

It was messy trip Monday morning for commuters who use the Cape Horn interchange.

Both the United Boulevard offramp to eastbound Lougheed Highway and the Cape Horn onramp to eastbound Highway 1 were closed at around 6:30 am, after multiple collisions involving at least 20 vehicles.

There were no serious injuries and both closures have since reopened, but police are still reminding drivers to take extra precautions during the mixed March weather.

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“At this time of year you need to make sure your vehicle is road-ready including good winter tires,” Coquitlam RCMP said in a release. “Even if you have a good winter vehicle you should make sure your following distance is double what it would be under normal conditions.”

It should go without saying – but we’ll say it anyway – that the safest solution is to avoid driving in icy conditions- especially if you’re not properly prepared for the weather’s wrath.

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