The Sooke RCMP have issued the following statement:
“Sooke RCMP are responding to numerous collisions and have found that very few drivers are prepared for the weather with few vehicles having winter tires.
“Highway 14 into and leaving Sooke is slippery as are most side roads in the Sooke area.
“Police are advising you not travel unless it is absolutely necessary.”
SPN is also hearing there are “quite a few cars in the ditch coming from double lanes.”
The following images are from social media, through publicly available embed codes.
Apparently this is East Sooke near the cemetery. Tow trucks can’t even help. So many abandoned cars. Photo credit: Facebook (unknown). pic.twitter.com/Oj5SsPSnpX
— Cathy (@DustypupVI) February 8, 2019
BC Transit Bus in the ditch on Grant Road, Sooke. pic.twitter.com/x3iqKtcins
— SquarePegInRoundWorld (@LeeanneS1977) February 8, 2019
Road conditions very poor in Sooke. Multiple Incidents Sooke Fire is attending too. Very slippery and stay off the roads if you can. Slow down when approaching an accident scene. pic.twitter.com/ReeJ3Yt5It
— Sooke Fire Chief (@FireChiefSooke) February 8, 2019
— CFAX1070 (@cfax1070) February 8, 2019
— Melodie (@DuchessMelodie) February 8, 2019
— CHEK News (@CHEK_News) February 8, 2019
— Goldstream News Gazette (@GoldstreamNews) February 8, 2019