Highway 2 reopens after multiple collisions closed northbound lanes near Red Deer

File: Blowing snow on the Queen Elizabeth 2 Highway near Airdrie, Alta. on Jan 4, 2022. Global News
Update: As of 4 p.m., RCMP said the highway was clear and traffic flow had resumed. They said road conditions remained poor and motorists were advised to drive carefully.

Multiple collisions on the Queen Elizabeth 2 Highway near Highway 11 and Highway 11a overpasses near Red Deer were blocking northbound lanes Wednesday afternoon.

RCMP and traffic units from Ponoka, Red Deer and Blackfalds were all on scene.

The northbound lane was not passable at that time, RCMP said in a 2:40 p.m. news release. Police were asking people to avoid the area if possible, and to only travel if it’s necessary, and be extremely cautious while driving.

Police also received reports of more collisions on secondary highways, however details were not available.


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