Whitehorse Daily Star

Morning accident involved RCMP vehicle

A two-vehicle collision on Two Mile Hill at 7:07 this morning triggered lengthy traffic snarl-ups on several major arteries during the commuting period.

By Whitehorse Star on February 27, 2024

A two-vehicle collision on Two Mile Hill at 7:07 this morning triggered lengthy traffic snarl-ups on several major arteries during the commuting period.

The RCMP were instantly on the scene – because one of the vehicles involved in the accident was an RCMP SUV.

The mishap occurred near the Range Road intersection. The other vehicle involved was an Audi car.

“We have a collision analyst on-scene, and want to express our appreciation to the public for their patience while an investigation is conducted,” police said at mid-morning.

There was no explanation as to the cause of the accident.

Some traffic was rerouted onto a clogged Range Road so drivers could use Mountainview Drive and Copper Road to access the city core.

As a result, as late as 9 a.m., downtown-bound traffic was bumper-to-bumper from the intersection of Hickory Street and 12th Avenue clear down to the Copper Road-Industrial Road intersection.

Comments (12)

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Mike Grieco on Feb 29, 2024 at 12:21 pm

"A two-vehicle collision" news story has transpired into a bicycle use pissing match.

True story))))

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Simon on Feb 29, 2024 at 9:51 am

Jim - You only have to read the recent article on CBC titled "Finnish cyclists say biking makes sense year-round — even in Northern cities" to see how other parts of the world, further north than Whitehorse, do it.

In Oulu, Finland 22% of trips year-round are made on a bicycle and the city boasts 930 km of connected bike paths. Nearly all children in the city ride bikes to school.

Here's the story link https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/finnish-cyclists-oulu-whitehorse-biking-infrastructure-1.7120655

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Jim on Feb 28, 2024 at 7:37 pm

I have to laugh at the commenters talking about “active transportation”. How many people are you going to convince to bike on days like today. -18 and a brisk north wind. A few hardy souls will venture forth, but it will never be the norm. All you have to do is check out all the nicely plowed bike lanes and count all the bikes. But what has changed is a population boom and even in the 30 year traffic plan by the city there is no improvement in our roads. Actually the opposite if you look at the debacle on Chilkoot way and the future of lane reduction on 2nd ave. The bike lanes are there with no fear of congestion even in the summer. It’s not change we fear, it’s the poor planning and government(s) policy to make us believe they are making things better.

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Dallas on Feb 28, 2024 at 4:52 pm

Just imagine the Yukon like it was….hard to believe this is the same place it was when I lived here prior to Trudeau and his daddy were in power :(

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Anie on Feb 28, 2024 at 3:38 pm

Eye Roll Worthy - I think that you may have something to say that is worth listening to. But if you could say it without being mean and nasty, people are much more likely to listen.

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eye roll worthy on Feb 28, 2024 at 1:13 pm

Just imagine a Yukon where people support active transportation because it's a rational investment, instead of opposing it because their brains lack the ability to comprehend change. This change can include contributions from cyclists who use these roads. This change can include you not changing a thing about your life. This change doesn't need to affect your desire to drive gas-guzzling vehicles. This change can include anything you can possibly imagine that does the least amount of harm to people and the environment.

The people that can't see the value in change ruin it for everyone. The grass is greenest where you water it, not where you sh*t on it.

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Simon on Feb 28, 2024 at 10:34 am

Change is hard, especially when you're in the position of power and privilege.

Remember: Not everyone has the means or desire to drive a motor vehicle for short trips around the city.

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Allan on Feb 28, 2024 at 12:28 am

E bike lanes at dumb if you’re going to drive a motorcycle you need insurance and registration and know the rules of the road as well as a driver’s license my opinion

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Turning light on Feb 27, 2024 at 8:38 pm

So…does this mean they’ll put in a turning light coming up the hill now to turn left on Range Road?

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Dallas on Feb 27, 2024 at 8:14 pm

Just think if Simon and every one on a bike had plates and registration they could help pay for the infrastructure that plates registration and the tax on the gas/diesel we buy at the pumps:)

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Scott S on Feb 27, 2024 at 2:33 pm

It'd be interesting to find out the details for how it happened if it involved a police cruiser. The photo captures bylaw enforcement in the background too for traffic enforcement on the scene. I thought wcb mandated that if they complete traffic control in an intersection on a roadway, they are supposed to wear a hard hat for safety. Seems to always be a lot of collisions in that area though.

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Simon on Feb 27, 2024 at 2:17 pm

Hope everyone is okay.

Just think, if 50, 100 or more of those commuters were on e-bikes using safe, accessible active transportation routes, what a difference it would make to our congestion problems.

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