Vehicle overturns on Yellowknife’s Franklin Avenue

Last modified: April 30, 2021 at 12:22pm

An overturned vehicle closed the northbound lanes of Yellowknife’s Franklin Avenue on Friday morning.

A blue vehicle had flipped onto its roof between the city’s fire hall and CBC studios. Fire crews and other emergency responders were on the scene as of 8:30am.

There was no official word regarding the cause of the incident or the welfare of those involved. The City of Yellowknife has been approached for more information.


Police said an investigation had been opened and was “in its infancy.”

A witness said the vehicle appeared to hit ice in snowy conditions and veer into the rockface beside the road. The witness, who asked not to be identified, believed nobody had been hurt.

Yellowknife was blanketed by steady late-April snow on Friday morning, which complicated driving conditions.

Traffic heading toward downtown was diverted via Taylor Road. The southbound lanes leaving downtown remained open.