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The tour team of Shania Twain involved in an accident in Saskatchewan

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Firefighters had to break the windows of the vehicle to rescue the 13 people trapped inside.


A bus carrying members of Shania Twain's touring team overturned Wednesday morning on the Trans-Canada Highway in eastern Saskatchewan.

The information was confirmed by the artist's management, Leila Hebden.

The accident apparently occurred shortly after 7 a.m. near the village of Wolseley, approximately 100 km east of Regina. The team was traveling from Winnipeg to Saskatoon where Shania Twain is scheduled to perform on Thursday evening.

At 3:30 p.m. local time, the show will ;was still not canceled.

Leila Hebden confirmed that Shania Twain was not on the bus at the time of the accident.

When firefighters arrived, they found the coach lying on its side, Grenfell Fire Chief Dwayne Stone explained. Firefighters had to break the vehicle's windows to rescue the 13 people trapped inside.

Thirteen passengers were taken to hospital. Mr. Stone, however, does not believe that their lives are in danger, information confirmed by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.

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The bus has a Tennessee, United States license plate.

The fire chief believes that several passengers were sleeping at the time of the accident because several of them were not wearing shoes and did not have coat.

We had to give them blankets to keep them warm, he explains.

Due to road conditions and slippery roads, law enforcement closed the Trans-Canada Highway Wednesday morning, from Wolseley to the Manitoba border. However, the highway was reopened to traffic in the middle of the day.

A previous version of this text incorrectly stated that the highway The Trans-Canada Highway had to be closed due to the accident. However, the highway had to be closed due to road conditions.

Dwayne Stone explains that members of his team also had to respond to an accident between two semi-trailers. He recommends motorists to be extra careful.

It will remain very slippery until the temperatures rise, he specifies.

Also, in Chamberlain, approximately 90 km northwest of Regina, another accident required the intervention of the police.

< p class="StyledBodyHtmlParagraph-sc-48221190-4 hnvfyV">The accident reportedly closed Highway 11 between Regina and Saskatoon for a short time. However, the southbound lanes were able to reopen to traffic shortly after. A detour has been put in place for the northbound lanes.

With information from The Canadian Press

Teilor Stone

By Teilor Stone

Teilor Stone has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining Thesaxon , Teilor Stone worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teilor@nizhtimes.com 1-800-268-7116