EDMONTON – Three people had to be pulled from their vehicles after a major pileup on Highway 16 Sunday afternoon.
RCMP say 21 vehicles were involved in the pileup, located about 60 kilometres east of Edmonton, between range roads 185 and 184.
The eastbound lanes of Highway 16 were completely blocked because of the collision, which happened around 2:00 p.m.
RCMP say three people were pulled from their vehicles and taken to hospital with varying degrees of injury.
Several other motorists were taken by bus to a nearby community hall to be checked out by EMS.
As of 4:30 p.m. Sunday, traffic heading east along Highway 16 was being rerouted onto county roads. Large transport trucks were required to stop and wait for the lanes to reopen.
Fort Saskatchewan RCMP say traffic will be rerouted or stopped for another two to three hours.
The cause of the crash is still under investigation.
People driving in the area at the time say visibility was poor.