Teen hockey player injured after bus goes off road on Highway 105

A 13-year-old hockey player suffered what's thought to be a broken arm after a bus carrying his team, coaches and the driver ended up off the road on Highway 105 in Queensville, Inverness County, on Saturday afternoon.

Nova Scotia RCMP say the bus was carrying a major bantam boys hockey team from Berwick, N.S. Police say there were no other serious injuries.

The 19 players were due to play Saturday night in North Sydney.

Const. Chad Morrison of the Nova Scotia RCMP believes poor weather was a factor.

"The road was quite slippery at the time. [The bus] ended up on its side."

Morrison said roads in the area are quite slippery.

In addition to the bus crash, he said there were a number of other vehicles that slid off the road in that general area.

Police have since cleared the scene, but say drivers need to be extra careful on the road today.

Morrison said the team was taken to Port Hawkesbury to regroup.

Stay away from Canso Causeway

Nova Scotia's Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal Department is advising all travellers to stay away from the Canso Causeway.

In a tweet, the department said travellers should expect delays due to high winds and water on the causeway.

The causeway was closed to high-sided vehicles on Saturday because of the amount of water and debris that has washed up on the road.

"There's about three feet of water in one lane and so we can only escort one lane at a time," said department spokesperson Marla MacInnis.

MacInnis said the situation would be re-evaluated at 8 p.m. She said if it's possible, avoid the causeway.

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