Accident disrupts traffic at Yellowknife intersection

Last modified: May 17, 2021 at 4:43pm

An apparent collision near one of Yellowknife’s busier intersections was disrupting traffic on Monday afternoon.

Witnesses said municipal enforcement officers were turning vehicles away from the scene, near the intersection between Highway 3 and Old Airport Road by the side of the Bristol Monument.

Images from the scene suggested the incident involved a van and a smaller vehicle. How the incident happened was not immediately clear, nor was it known if anyone had been injured.


Emergency responders were on the scene shortly before 4pm.

In a tweet at 4:40pm, the NWT’s Department of Infrastructure said the highway had reopened and Old Airport Road was again accessible from Highway 3.