As Saskatchewan RCMP continue to investigate the tragic collision involving the Humboldt Broncos team bus on April 6, 2018, the Forensic Collision Reconstruction team advises that the intersection of Highways 35 and 335, south of Nipawin will be closed to traffic today (Thursday, April 19) from approximately 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. This is to allow for additional collision scene testing and analysis.
All roads leading to the intersection will be barricaded with detours in place. This means there will be no access to the memorial site during this time. We ask both the public and media to respect the perimeter, including the airspace above the site.
Investigators will be positioning vehicles similar to those involved in the collision, allowing our reconstructionists to take further measurements and analyze sight lines. The integrity of this investigation is critical and we ask media outlets to be considerate in any reporting related to the continuing investigation at the scene of the collision today.
A team of 12 RCMP Collision Reconstruction specialists will be assisted by an additional eight RCMP members who will be responsible for traffic control. Drivers are asked to slow down when approaching barricades/detours and follow all instructions to ensure the safety of our personnel.
Roads in the area are expected to re-open this evening to allow normal traffic to resume. The RCMP thanks all motorists in advance for their cooperation.