Environmental concerns at Grohman Pond near Nelson after car accident

No one was injured in the accident that is being investigation by the RCMP. The Ministry of Environment will assess for any environmental concerns.

TMTV.NET Nelson BC, (Nelson Fire Rescue) – At 1421 hours Nelson Fire Rescue Services responded to a report of a vehicle over the bank and down to Grohman Pond west of Nelson BC after rolling multiple times.  Both on duty members responded immediately with one additional member responding from home.

You can just make out the dark coloured car in the middle of the photo. Click on the photo above for a larger image.
Close-up view – Photos by Nelson Fire Rescue.

Upon arrival of the first crew the lone occupant of the vehicle had made his way back up to the roadway uninjured.  Once it was determined that there were no injuries the next goal was to ensure that no hazardous fluids were leaking from the vehicle that could impact the environmentally sensitive pond. This proved to be a difficult task due to the amount of snow and the location of the vehicle.  The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure arrived on scene, and in consultation with Nelson Fire Rescue and RCMP determined that an emergency no longer existed, and took control of the vehicle removal.

In all, three firefighters responded to the incident with one fire engine, and one utility vehicle.  No injuries were reported as a result of this incident.  The cause of the accident is under investigation by the RCMP, and the Ministry of Environment will assess for any environmental concerns.

Nelson Fire Rescue Services would like to take this opportunity to remind everyone that Nelson Fire Rescue has responded to this location multiple times during icy conditions.  When winter driving conditions are present travelers should allow themselves extra travel time to arrive safely.