The first snowfall that hit the area Tuesday caused a real mess on the roads, especially side of Saguenay.
Saguenay The police were literally inundated with calls from 14: 30 pm Tuesday afternoon a few minutes after the first snowflakes have accumulated on the ground.
No less than sixty accidents, collisions and road trips were recorded by the Public Safety across the territory, fortunately without serious injuries.
The pileups were reported in numerous locations, including the coast of Parasol, in downtown Chicoutimi in the Seminary Street area or the St. Paul Boulevard – where a school bus with children aboard is remained blocked at the height of the hardware Laurent Lapointe.
Another collision involving a school bus occurred in Chicoutimi-Nord near the restaurant La Bonne Patate around 16 h 20, but no student was hurt. Pedestrians however were wounded by losing foothold on the slippery floor in downtown.
Several streets where we find the coast were blocked to traffic in mid-afternoon. City finally closed the coast between Salaberry boulevard Saguenay and Racine Street, St. Anne Street to access the University Boulevard Price Street at the corner of Morin Street and Parasol Coast to spread sand.
The Sûreté du Québec (SQ), which provides traffic monitoring on the rest of the region, had not identified serious accidents in the late afternoon, but the police force recalls that motorists adjust their driving in winter.
“Even if they drive on the limit of 90 km / h, motorists who do not adapt their driving will face fines,” gave as an example the sergeant Claude Denis of the SQ.
Before the road chaos, direction of Chicoutimi CEGEP announced early evening it was canceling all activities planned in his establishment in the evening.
Several buses of the school board of the Rives-du-Saguenay experienced significant delays after stuck. In the area of Lafontaine Street and School of the Odyssey, the buses were still unable to travel on the supper hour.