Offenders drive on interstate 20 even if it is closed

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Two drivers in a hurry have decided to take the highway 20 even if the traffic was prohibited due to zero visibilityon Wednesday morning, in Chaudière-Appalaches. One of them even rammed a vehicle snow removal.

To 7 am in the morning, the Sûreté du Québec is given on the scene of an accident at kilometre 337, in the MRC de Bellechasse.

A car with two individuals on board had been struck a vehicle that was working to the maintenance of the paths. This stretch of highway was closed since 3 a.m. because of the heavy blowing snow.

According to the SQ, the motorist over the age of thirty years, has bypassed the signaling and is committed to the west in spite of the closure before meeting the vehicle for the removal of snow which was still in the same direction.

The driver and his passenger sustained minor injuries.

The police has served a large fine of $ 486 for not having complied with the Code of road safety.

On Twitter, the spokesperson of the ministry of Transport, Guillaume Paradis, has lamented the delay caused to the operations maintenance and snow removal. The latter continues to occur even when the circulation is interrupted.

“Follow the authorities’ instructions, for your safety”, pleads the door-to-speech in his message.


Another offender!

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A little before noon, another offender has been identified by the ministry of Transport.

“Another champion… At the rest stop in Saint-Michel-de-Bellechasse (highway 20), a truck driver impatient was smashed and a barrier to continue his journey… our colleagues from the Sûreté du Québec will take care of that!” tweeted Mr. Paradise.