RCMP investigating tractor-trailer that hit the ditch in Yellowknife

Arthur C. Green/CKLB Radio

The NWT RCMP is investigating a traffic incident after a tractor-trailer hauling two tanker trailers ended up in the ditch at the junction of highway 3 and highway 4 in Yellowknife on Monday.

 It appears the driver of the truck couldn’t make the turn in time and lost control ending up down a small embankment.

When CKLB Radio arrived on the scene the tractor-trailer was being towed back onto the road backward while there was a minor disruption in traffic. It is unclear if any fuel or substance the truck was carrying was spilled during the incident.

The Department of Infrastructure with the GNWT tweeted this on their social media about the accident calling it a “vehicle incident.”

Marie York-Condon is an RCMP G Division spokesperson.

“At approximately 10:45 a.m. Monday, March 9, Yellowknife RCMP attended the scene of a transport vehicle that appeared to have gone off the road at Highway 3 & 4 junctions,” York-Condon said.  “City of Yellowknife Municipal Enforcement and GNWT Dept of Infrastructure (Traffic) were on-site investigating the incident.”

The RCMP file remains open at this time, York-Condon concluded.



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Arthur C. Green
Arthur C. Green is from Whitbourne Newfoundland and graduated from the CNA Journalism Program. Arthur also studied Business Marketing and Political Science at Memorial University in Essex England and St. John's Newfoundland. Green has worked as a spot news photographer/journalist with such news organizations as Vista-radio, CBC, CBC Radio, NTV, Saltwire and Postmedia in Alberta.