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Friday , 20 May 2022
Arthur C. Green/Lakeland Connect

Vegreville RCMP respond to multiple collisions on Highway 16

The Vegreville RCMP and emergency crews have responded to several collisions on Highway 16 near Range Road 135 East of Vegreville.

Minor injuries are reported in a collision involving three semi-tractor trailer units and one passenger car. Several vehicles have also become stuck in the ditch.

Cpl. Shawn Morgan is a Media Relations Officer with the Eastern Alberta RCMP.

“Vegreville RCMP advise that one lane of westbound traffic is currently blocked by collisions; however it is anticipated both westbound lanes of Highway 16 will be affected in the coming hours as crews clean up the scene,” Cpl. Shawn Morgan said. “Traffic is expected to be diverted around the scene during this period.”

The roads are reported to be very icy, as well as very low visibility due to high winds and blowing snow.

“The Vegreville RCMP advise travel in the area is not recommended and request motorists to avoid the area,” Cpl. Shawn Morgan said.

For the most up-to-date information on highway conditions and road closures please check with 511 Alberta.

About Arthur C. Green

Arthur C. Green is an award winning journalist and is from Whitbourne Newfoundland. Green graduated from the CNA Journalism Program. Arthur also studied Business Marketing and Political Science at Memorial University in Essex England and St. John's Newfoundland. Green has worked for such organizations as CBC, CBC Radio, NTV, Saltwire, Great West Media, CKLB Radio, River Radio, Vista Radio, and Postmedia. He also loves Jiggs Dinner and can fillet a Codfish.