UPDATE: Highway open after mudslide near Grande Cache delays traffic

Police shut down part of Highway 40 after a mudslide near the town of Grande Cache. Google Maps

A mudslide near the town of Grande Cache in western Alberta caused major traffic delays before being cleared Friday afternoon.

An Alberta Emergency Alert went out shortly after 3 p.m. Friday.

Police shut down Highway 40, 10 kilometres north of the town.

Emergency crews were on scene, and were stopping all traffic. Police warned drivers to avoid the area and use alternate routes.

At 4:30 p.m., an update advised the highway had been reopened.

Grande Cache is about 430 kilometres west of Edmonton and is just east of the B.C. border.

For the latest details on the highway closure, visit AEA website.

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