Police caution about pooled water on highway near Marble Mountain

Gary Kean gkean@thewesternstar.com
Published on July 5, 2014
A truck enters the standing pool of water in the eastbound passing lane of the Trans-Canada Highway about one kilometre west of Marble Mountain Saturday morning.
Star photo by Gary Kean

With more rain in the forecast for later Saturday and into Sunday, motorists should exercise caution on the highways, especially in an area of the trans-Canada Highway near Marble Mountain.

The RCMP issued a public advisory saturday morning about a large pool of standing water that had formed in the eastbound passing lane of the highway.

The police cautioned that the pool, which is located about one kilometre west of Marble Mountain, is hard to see until motorists are nearly upon it. The area is known to be prone to pooling during rainfall events and is located on a slight turn in the highway.

Environment Canada says the area could see between 10 and 15 millimetres of rain the next day or so.

Motorists are asked to slow their speed and drive with care and caution.