Two people sent to hospital after serious crash west of Edmonton

RCMP, EMS and fire crews on scene of a serious two-vehicle crash on Highway 16A at Range Road 261 Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020. Global News

Two drivers were sent to hospital following a two-vehicle crash west of Edmonton Wednesday morning.

Emergency crews were called to the collision on Highway 16A at Range Road 261 at around 6:50 a.m.

The collision was affecting both the eastbound and westbound lanes of Highway 16A, RCMP said. The eastbound lanes were blocked by the collision with traffic heavily backed up before 7:30 a.m. At that time, westbound traffic was down to one lane.

Traffic backed up in the eastbound lanes of Highway 16A at Range Road 261 due to a serious two-vehicle crash Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020. Global News

Traffic was diverted and those heading east were asked to detour onto Highway 60.

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The two drivers of the vehicles — a 25-year-old man and a 22-year-old woman — were taken to hospital with serious injuries, according to RCMP.

At 1 p.m., RCMP said two lanes of traffic were open and drivers were no longer being diverted.

Police said road conditions were poor due to overnight snowfall.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

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