February 7, 2019 9:33 am
Updated: February 7, 2019 4:54 pm

Eastbound Highway 1 reduced to one lane west of Calgary after semi-trailer crash

WATCH ABOVE: Doug Vaessen has details of a crash on eastbound Highway 1 at Highway 68 on Thursday that caused debris to be scattered over the road.


RCMP closed the eastbound lanes of a section of Highway 1 on Thursday after a crash between two semi-trailers.

The collision southwest of Cochrane, Alta., happened at around 2:30 a.m.., causing a large amount of debris to be scattered on the road.

Cochrane RCMP said iin a Thursday morning news release that both drivers suffered minor injuries; EMS said a man in his 50s was taken to the Foothills Medical Centre in non-life-threatening condition.

One lane of the Trans-Canada Highway at Highway 68 (Sibbald Creek Trail) was reopened around 7:30 a.m.

WATCH: Global1 video shows crews cleaning up a huge mess on Highway 1 east of Calgary after two semi-trucks crashed on Thursday morning

Alberta 511 warned drivers to expect “major delays.”

The crash site is located about 35 kilometres west of Calgary.

Cochrane RCMP are asking anyone who witnessed the collision to attend the detachment to provide a witness statement.

A crash on eastbound Highway 1 near Cochrane Alta. caused delays for motorists on Feb. 7, 2019.

Global News/Tom Reynolds

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