RCMP are advising of a closure of Hwy 104 in both directions near Exit 30 in James River today, Jan. 7, due to an earlier motor vehicle collision. Traffic is being re-routed onto Highway 4 at Brierly Brook. This is expected to continue until 11 a.m.
At 1:30 a.m., Antigonish RCMP responded to a collision between two transport trucks. One driver was treated and released from St. Martha’s Regional Hospital with minor injuries. The second driver was not injured. A tanker filled with a flammable substance was involved in the collision. Fire officials and a Hazmat team responded but the investigation confirmed there are no leaks.
Roads were snow covered and slippery at the time and conditions are considered a contributing factor to the collision. The collision remains under investigation and no charges have been laid at this time.