October 8, 2013 10:54 pm

UPDATE: Highway 16 re-opens following crash

Crash involving a semi and farming combine on Highway 16 eastbound

David Snodgrass

EDMONTON - Evansburg RCMP say that Highway 16 at Pembina River Bridge is now fully open in both directions.

A crash involving a farming combine and a semi on Highway 16 at the Pembina Bridge shut down traffic in the area earlier on Wednesday.

The crash happened around noon on Tuesday. A farming combine was struck by a semi-truck pulling an excavator, blocking the eastbound lanes of the bridge.

Both drivers were taken to hospital by EMS with what appear to be non-life-threatening injuries.

Highway 16 eastbound had to be completely closed and traffic redirected through the Towns of Entwistle and Evansburg. Highway 16 westbound was open to vehicles intermittently.

A small amount of diesel fuel that spilled from the semi had to be cleaned up.

RCMP and Alberta Transportation continue to investigate the crash.

© Shaw Media, 2013

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