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Large pileup near Spruce Grove prompts RCMP warning of poor road conditions

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WATCH ABOVE: Emergency crews responded to a number of crashes around the Edmonton area Friday night and into Saturday, including two collision on Anthony Henday Drive and a big pile up near Spruce Grove – Dec 29, 2018

Poor road conditions contributed to many collisions in the Edmonton region on Saturday, including a large pileup on the Yellowhead west of the city.

Edmonton police said 122 collisions were reported over a 24-hour period, from 5 p.m. Friday to the same time on Saturday.

One of the collisions, which happened Friday night on the southeast leg of the Henday, claimed the life of a 26-year-old woman. Eight other collisions left people with injuries, while another 22 crashes were hit-and-runs.

West of Edmonton, Highway 16 at the Century Road overpass near Spruce Grove was closed for part of the late morning and early afternoon after a semi jackknifed, leading to dozens of vehicles colliding and hitting the ditch.

RCMP, ambulances, tow trucks, and Parkland County firefighters were on scene at the massive multi-vehicle crash in the eastbound lanes.

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Traffic was being diverted for a time, before the road re-opened at around 2:30 p.m. A peace officer on scene told Global News about 20 to 30 vehicles were involved in the crash.

A large pileup was spotted on Highway 16 near Spruce Grove, Alta. and RCMP said it responded to a collision involving 30 vehicles on Saturday afternoon. December 29, 2018. Eric Beck, Global News

Alberta RCMP said the Stony Plain detachment was investigating a collision involving 30 vehicles.

Mounties said northern, western and central Alberta was experiencing heavy snowfall and extremely poor road conditions, and police advised drivers to re-consider travel at this time.

There was no word on any injuries.

— More to come…

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