The driver of a semi-truck was taken to hospital by STARS Air Ambulance after a collision on the QEII Highway south of Edmonton Wednesday morning.
At 7:35 a.m., RCMP were called to a serious collision on the QEII at the Millet overpass at Highway 616.
Police said a semi-truck was heading north on the QEII when it went off the road and crashed into the side of the overpass. The impact caused the contents of the truck — raw beef — to spill out onto the highway.
The man driving the semi was taken to hospital in Edmonton. The extent of his injuries was not known Wednesday afternoon.
Traffic on Highway 616 was diverted in both directions Wednesday morning. By Wednesday afternoon, one lane of traffic was open along the overpass.
Traffic was down to one lane northbound on the QEII.
RCMP said the archway of the overpass was impacted. Alberta Transportation will conduct a safety assessment of the bridge.
The area was expected to be cleaned up by about 8 p.m. Wednesday.
At 9:39 p.m., RCMP issued a news release that said “traffic flow on the QEII Highway has been restored.”
“Traffic on Highway 616 will remain modified until further notice,” police added.