Southbound traffic stacked up on the Nanaimo Parkway Wednesday morning when four separate accidents occurred within minutes between Northfield Road and Third Street.

Southbound traffic stacked up on the Nanaimo Parkway Wednesday morning when four separate accidents occurred within minutes between Northfield Road and Third Street.

Morning traffic melee

NANAIMO – Four separate accidents on Nanaimo Parkway delayed traffic Wednesday morning.

Southbound traffic stacked up on the Nanaimo Parkway Wednesday morning when four separate accidents occurred within minutes between Northfield Road and Third Street.

Police at the scene of one of the crashes said problems started shortly after 8:30 a.m. when three vehicles collided in the left turn lane at Third Street.

Other vehicles started colliding as they slowed and switched lanes on the wet road surface.

No injuries were reported but at least 10 vehicles collided over the two-kilometre stretch of road.