Accident causes headaches for Castlegar commuters

Traffic backed up at intersection with Highway 3

Accident causes headaches for Castlegar commuters

An accident on Columbia Avenue snarled traffic for more than an hour on Thursday night.

Police say they were called to an accident at the on-ramp to Highway 3 at Columbia at about 6:45 p.m. by BC Ambulance.

Corporal Brett Turner says the accident occurred when a vehicle turning left onto the Highway 3 on-ramp struck a vehicle heading north on Columbia.

Both drivers were taken to hospital suffering from minor injuries and were later released.

The driver of the vehicle that was turning left was issued a ticket for failing to yield, and will face a $167 fine.

Traffic was backed up for some time, as the accident blocked the only access onto Highway 3 from south Castlegar.