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

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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 – Feb 7, 2019

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

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Aerial footage shows damage after semis crash on Alberta highway – Feb 7, 2019

Alberta 511 warned drivers to expect “major delays.”

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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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