But yesterday afternoon all was quiet on the Trans-Canada Highway...
Shortly after lunch, I noticed a huge black plume of smoke rising up from the highway just east of our place. It wasn't long before all the traffic was stopped.
A most horrific traffic accident, involving two semi-trucks and a car...claimed the lives of all four people involved. The two trucks exploded on impact and caused a fiery inferno...resulting in the closure of the highway for the rest of the afternoon. We felt the impact of that...as all the traffic needed to be re-routed to the closest parallel road.
Heidi and Maelyn were over and we went for our walk as planned...but wished we had chosen to walk the river trail instead. Dodging traffic along narrow roads without shoulders does not make for a relaxing time!
Our little country roads are not meant for buses...and semi-trucks...but yesterday we once again played host to the freeway traffic.
At the end of the day, I walked to the freeway and took a photo to the east...of our deserted freeway.
To see our local paper's photo coverage of the accident...click here.