Traffic was backed up as crews worked to clean up the scene of an accident this afternoon.

"Actually it wasn't really an accident," explained Sgt Craig Bird with the Estevan Police Service. "The vehicle had an equipment failure and actually broke a tire rod or something on the front end that caused the wheel to not work properly."

"Traffic was backed up because of that as well as the City was cleaning some of the windrows out as well at that time."

The scene has since been cleared. 

"The tow truck was on scene and took the vehicle so there's no more obstruction there."

He added that EPS has responded to a few minor accidents around Estevan but for the most part, people are driving carefully.

"Just reminding motorists to make sure their windows are clear of the snow and ice so they have maximum visibility when they're driving around and leave some extra space between vehicles because of the icy road conditions." 

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Traffic was backed up as crews worked to clean up the scene of an accident this afternoon.

Although details are not clear yet, it appeared that a southbound car was stuck in the right lane with the passenger side front tire pointing nearly 90o.

Traffic was down to one lane as police worked to determine what happened. 

We will have more on this when details become available. 

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