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PHOTOS: Group of motorists remove fallen tree from the Coquihalla

If you were stuck in traffic on the Coquihalla on Sunday, there was a good explanation for it.

Pictures shared to the popular Coquihalla Road Reports Facebook group show what the cause was: a tree that fell across southbound lanes just before Hope.

<who> Photo Credit: John Horner via Coquihalla Road Reports Facebook group

The collection of pictures, which have amassed nearly 1,450 reactions, show a tall fir or spruce tree collapsed during windy conditions.

However, the tree was quickly cleared thanks to a group of motorists who jumped into action.

<who> Photo Credit: John Horner via Coquihalla Road Reports Facebook group

Eight or more people jumped out of their vehicles to start clearing the roadway as traffic started lining up.

That included an extra-prepared person who just so happened to have a Stihl chainsaw with them.

<who> Photo Credit: John Horner via Coquihalla Road Reports Facebook group

The comments range from applause to the type that see “faith in humanity restored.”

A few of our favourites include “You never forget moments like this when people jump into help simply because they can.”

“This feels very Canadian. 😂. Buddy just happens to have a chainsaw,” another reads.

And another says: “That’s terrific. You really don’t know what the Coquihalla may have in store in the winter…”

<who> Photo Credit: John Horner via Coquihalla Road Reports Facebook group

Needless to say, the group of people likely saved other motorists from a few hours stuck in traffic over the busy weekend.

Unfortunately, the person who posted the pictures has specific privacy settings in place that don’t allow us to embed the original post in this story. If you have Facebook and want to read through all the heartwarming comments head on over to this link.

<who> Photo Credit: John Horner via Coquihalla Road Reports Facebook group



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