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Collision causes traffic snarl at Albert and March (2 photos)

Friday, January 31, 2014   by: SooToday.com Staff

Loyal SooToday.com readers are reporting a collision at the corner of March and Albert Streets. 

Traffic is being diverted around the collision but motorists may experience some delays. 

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Dead End Kid 1/31/2014 3:59:26 PM Report

Too funny, I walked by the scene and it was just a fender bender not even news worthy.
roxpin 1/31/2014 4:04:46 PM Report

lol! traffic snarl?
lucky10 1/31/2014 4:46:35 PM Report

sure someone will have a sore neck OUCH!!!
Tag33&1/3rd 1/31/2014 4:56:58 PM Report

PUC's fault? :)
OICU812 1/31/2014 5:09:08 PM Report

Id blame it on the snow banks and poor job at snow management ( plowing ). I watched them last night, go down the street with a grader push it to the side, not up on the banks but to the side where it piles up and reduces lane width then the sidewalk cleaners blow and sidewalk snow onto the bank and over down on to the road. The amount of pressure on the blades of the graders and plows is not enough to take the snow off and it leaves a snow packed road surface which goes soft with traffic and breaks up and becomes a loose compact slippery substance mixed with sand. Rendering manuoverability a PITA at times.


Since Transfield and others are being fined for poor job performance, I think our Public Works Department should have some answering to do.

Glad I live in the country is all I can say. Our Snow Manegement is awesome.
JustMe1234567 1/31/2014 6:39:30 PM Report

Fender bender?? The grey car is totaled! You can see the air bags deployed, so it was hit hard!
Gurpy 1/31/2014 6:54:15 PM Report

Tagg
You read my mind! How do you do it?
thera 1/31/2014 7:07:35 PM Report

There is also a bad accident o the top of bruce street - near the call center. Try to avoid this area - the side streets to get around it are really narrow. It felt like my husband and I were playing chicken with on coming traffic. Also saw another accident on Great Northern Road right in front of the McDonald's and Staples area. Bad out today, wonder when the plows are coming out?
Stugatzu 1/31/2014 7:44:59 PM Report

Excessive down-pressure from a grader or plow will rip up the asphalt at expansion joints, man-hole covers, sewer grates.. etc. They have the right amount of down pressure.

The problem is the lack of sand/salt to follow immediately behind the cleaning to provide traction on a smooth surface.

As for the grader not pushing the snow up onto the bank -- I'll say this: have you ever operated a grader, or know what type of forces are created in accomplishing the task you describe? The snow behind it on the bank needs to go somewhere... and the wing blade will just heave a few tons of snow into everyone's driveway and tear itself to pieces...but not before it pushes the grader sideway.
Dead End Kid 1/31/2014 7:51:39 PM Report

My apology, I didn't see the damage on the other side of the car when I walked by it.
Kat1616 2/1/2014 8:16:55 AM Report

the roads in the city are not being taken care of as the could be they could be kept up much better. lets hope they improve to get the number of accidents down
Lone24 2/1/2014 5:12:18 PM Report

I used to live on Wellington East and had seen 2 grators go up one side and another 2 go down the other side one behind the other. What made no sense was the road was already down to the pavement and they are trying to grind more snow off. When the roads do need it bad they are not around. I like to know who the moron is that gives these snow removers their work for the day.
joseph_demers 2/2/2014 9:08:14 AM Report

I tell you over half the accidents in the soo are caused by high snow banks, its crazy I almost got t-boned yesterday pulling onto wallace terr cause I could not see traffic comming cause the snow bank was to hight. Where the hell is our tax dollars going? This is peoples lifes were talking about come on. Get rid of the snow banks and there will be a lot less accidents!!!
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