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.