People eager to get out ice skating on the perfect frozen lake conditions have been backing up traffic at Gap Lake and Grotto Pond, with vehicles parked along both sides of the two-lane Highway, after the parking lots fill up quickly.
As a result of the traffic a multi vehicle collision occurred on Highway 1A Westbound, just past the entrance to the Gap Lake Recreation Area Parking lot. Canmore RCMP, Canmore EMS, Exshaw Fire Services, and Alberta Parks Conservation responded in the early afternoon on Nov. 28.
According to a press release from Cpl. Sabrina Clayton an SUV heading west was proceeding up the Hill when the driver executed a U-Turn in the middle of the Highway in order to park on the opposite shoulder.
“As a result of the driver’s actions, another SUV had to slam on the brakes to avoid a collision. The Pick Up truck behind the secondary SUV was unfortunately not able to stop in time. This resulted in an unavoidable collision. Occupants of the secondary SUV were treated at the scene by EMS for Injuries.”