Squamish police investigate highway collisions 

Two highway collisions one week apart on the road between Squamish and Whistler have slowed traffic to and from the resort for brief periods of time.

On Wednesday, Jan. 7 a bus and two cars collided in the Cheakamus Canyon just north of the Tantalus lookout. The accident happened at 1:30 p.m.

Three people were taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The highway was down to single lane traffic for more than an hour while crews removed the bus from the ditch. None of the bus passengers were injured in the collision. Squamish police are still investigating the accident.

One week earlier, on New Year’s Eve morning, there was a head on collision between a car and a snowplow just north of the Culliton Creek Bridge.

The accident happened around 7:15 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 31. Three cars were travelling northbound towards Whistler when the second car and the southbound snowplow collided. The plow assembly came off the front of the truck plowing snow and struck the third vehicle, a van with eight people on board.

Nine people were sent to hospital, two with serious injuries. They have since been released and Squamish police are still investigating.

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