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Collison slows traffic on Highway 19 in Parksville

Pickup collides with median divider in heavy rain
Traffic northbound on Highway 19 is backed up from the Englishman River bridge in Parksville after a pickup collided with the concrete median divider Wednesday morning, Oct. 18, 2017. — Michael Briones photo

For the second straight day, northbound traffic on Highway 19 in Parksville is backed up because of an incident near the Englishman River bridge.

Shortly before 10:30 a.m. Wednesday morning, Oct. 18, a pickup truck slammed into the concrete median divider, possibly while trying to overtake another vehicle.

The pickup came to rest against the divider, and traffic services personnel are directing motorists while awaiting a tow truck.

Northbound traffic on Highway 19 is backed up around the corner toward the Highway 19 exit near the weigh station, where a downed power line closed the highway for more than five hours Tuesday morning.

Related: Highway 19 reopened in Parksville after nearly six-hour closure

There were no apparent injuries in the collision.

The Parksville and Errington volunteer fire departments were both called out in the incident, and Oceanside RCMP attended.

— NEWS Staff