Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Spring snowstorm claims life of Riverside-Albert man

RCMP advise motorists to drive safely, with up to 10 cm of snow expected in southern N.B., 5 cm in north

CBC News Posted: Apr 28, 2015 6:07 AM AT Last Updated: Apr 28, 2015 3:44 PM AT
A spring snowstorm has claimed the life of a Riverside-Albert man.
RCMP say the 50-year-old man was killed in a crash on Route 114 in Stoney Creek on Tuesday, shortly after 1 p.m.
The man lost control of his vehicle, crossed the centre line and struck a snow plow head-on, Cpl. Chantal Ouellette said in a statement.

"The investigation has shown that the road conditions were a factor at the time of the crash," she said.

The victim, who died at the scene, has not been identified, pending notification of his family, said Ouellette. He was the lone occupant, she said.

"Slow down drive safely," they posted on Twitter.

Road conditions along Route 114 near Stoney Creek had started to deteriorate around 2 p.m., due to the weather, RCMP had tweeted.

The southern part of the province is expected to get up to 10 centimetres of snow on Tuesday, while up to five centimetres is forecast in the north, according to CBC meteorologist Peter Coade.

Slippery conditions were being reported on Route 115 near Notre Dame, RCMP said.
In Moncton, Killam Drive was reduced to one lane mid-afternoon after a car went off the road at Wheeler Boulevard.

Highway 2 heading into the city was also snow-covered and slippery, reported CBC's Tori Weldon.
The snow is expected to spread from east to west and be mixed with periods of rain giving about 10 mm, said Coade.

The wind will be from the north, gusting between 50 and 70 kilometres per hour. The strongest wind will be in the southeast, he said.
The high temperature will be about 5 C.

Periods of rain or showers mixed with wet snow will continue overnight and on Wednesday. But no further accumulation of snow is expected, Coade said.


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