Monday , 23 May 2022

Vegreville RCMP responding to multiple collisions, advising of poor road conditions

The Vegreville RCMP and emergency crews have responded to several collisions on Highway 16 near Range Road 143, just East of Vegreville. There have been no injuries reported, however two semi-tractor trailer units were unable to remain on the roadway and have become partially stuck in the ditch.

Vegreville RCMP advise that both westbound lanes of traffic are currently blocked and traffic is being diverted. It is anticipated that both westbound lanes of Highway 16 will be affected in the coming hours as crews clean up the scene. 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.

Vegreville RCMP advise travel in the area is not recommended and request motorists to avoid the area.

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.