Monday, May 11 2015
A head-on collision at the 5500 block of Sooke Road closed the road completely for three hours on Monday afternoon. It re-opened three hours later, just before 7:30 p.m.
The crash happened close to the Shell gas station on the 5500 block, which meant that there was no detour available.
The three hour stand-still may have contributed to a shortening of tempers. “Parked on Sooke Rd?” tweeted one person, “Do the cars around you a favour, and stop blasting your awful music. I’m looking at you [car description removed -ed].”
Sooke Councillor Kerrie Reay (Twitter handle: @KerrieReay), wanting to make a 7 p.m. Council meeting, tweeted, “Traffic is stopped to 4 lanes 15kms of backed up traffic … @SookeCa we definitely need vision for alternate 4 lane rd to Sooke.”
Reay later posted a photograph of herself and another woman walking alongside the road, with this update: “Heather & I hoofing it from 17 Mile, nice
@BCTransit picked us up at Cooper’Cove, have to walk #Sooke Council mtg 7pm ”
Sooke PocketNews hosts a live stream of current traffic issues on our Traffic page, Traffic page, put there to keep the residents of Sooke apprised of all current events impacting traffic. On this page, we stream communications from the Fire Chief as well as from the District of Sooke.
Thanks also to Phil and Teri-Lynn for the personal alerts.
Our thoughts are with the many people who’s lives were altered today.