BANFF – Banff RCMP are advising motorists to drive with caution due to icy roads after a tour bus rolled over on the Trans-Canada Highway near the Mount Norquay exit.
According to a press release, the rollover occurred Tuesday evening (Oct. 8) when the bus, which was travelling eastbound at the time, lost control and came to rest in the south ditch.
The bus was carrying 24 people, including the driver and tour guide.
"A number of occupants were transported via ground ambulance to Banff Mineral Springs Hospital and Canmore hospital ... some sustained serious injuries, but the majority had minor injuries and no one was in life threatening condition," said Adam Loria, AHS EMS spokesperson.
There were 14 people with minor injuries transported to Banff Mineral Spring Hospital, a Covenant health spokesperson confirmed.
The highway remains open to travel and the investigation continues, however icy road conditions are considered to be a contributing factor.
"Motorists are advised to travel with caution in the area due to poor visibility, icy roads and blowing snow," stated the release.