A woman and child escaped serious injury after a single vehicle accident earlier today on the Heart’s Content Barrens.
Harbour Grace RCMP say the woman’s vehicle left the road shortly after 1:00 p.m. near the transmitters at the mid-way point of the highway and went down over an embankment.
Driving conditions were poor at the time with blowing snow, drifting and white-out conditions.
The road was temporarily closed while first responders attended to the scene. It has since been reopened.
The woman, in her 20s and a child were taken to the Carbonear General Hospital for minor injuries.