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Tuesday snow created traffic mess

Multiple accidents reported due to snow fall
A charter bus slid into a hydro pole on Highway 10 Tuesday morning resulting in the closure of the road due to damaged power lines.

It was a light dusting of snow, but it created several traffic headaches for drivers and first responders.

Residents woke up to snow on Tuesday throughout Delta and the Lower Mainland.

Road conditions were tough to navigate in many areas.

One of the hardest hit was Ladner Trunk Road, which was closed to traffic in both directions well into the afternoon.

The latest update just after 3 p.m. was that the road would be re-opened around 4 p.m.

“The collision that impacted traffic the most was a charter bus that slid into a hydro pole on Highway 10, resulting in the closure of the road due to damaged power lines,” said Delta Police Acting Insp. James Sandberg. “All occupants on the bus were assisted onto another bus to continue their journey and no injuries were reported.

“We also saw several single-vehicle collisions, including cars into medians, ditches, as a result of the slippery conditions. Again, no injuries reported fortunately.”

Delta Fire said firefighters also responded to several collisions including the charter bus crash on Highway 10.

The City of Delta posted on its Facebook page that all available snow plows and trucks were on the road and crews worked to clear priority one routes and civic parking lots.

Prior to the snow fall, the city said staff had proactively brined priority roads, which helps prevent snow from sticking on to the road.

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