Falling ice strikes bus; driver injured

FALLING ICE damaged a Greyhound bus last night, sending it off of Hwy16 west of Terrace into the ditch, causing two injuries.

The ice, which fell from a rock face, struck the front of the bus in an area of very icy roads and it came to rest in a ditch at approximately 7:30 pm.

The driver was injured but eight passengers were uninjured.

Shortly afterward, a vehicle crashed into the back of the bus, injuring its passenger.

Two ambulances were called out to the scene and flaggers were called to help with traffic control and to shut down the highway.

Police managed to call and stop a train that was due to pass by.

The uninjured bus passengers were taken to nearby Kasiks Lodge to get out of the cold and to wait for a bus to come pick them up.

Road reports for the last week have carried warnings about ice falling onto highways in the area.

Highway traffic was reduced to single lane at the scene early this morning.

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