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RCMP warn of poor road conditions on Hwy 2 south of Red Deer

Traffic continues to be diverted in the Airdrie area
On Wednesday morning RCMP and emergency crews were still on the scene of a multi-vehicle collision that happened Tuesday evening near Airdrie.(File photo by Advocate staff)

Roads along Highway 2 south of Red Deer and north of Airdrie remain snow covered and icy with poor visibility, say police who advised people to avoid travel in the area Wednesday morning.

At 10:10 p.m. on Tuesday, police and emergency crews responded to reports of 15 to 20 vehicles involved in a collision on Highway 2 near Airdrie, two north of Veterans Blvd at Highway 72.

Airdrie RCMP, the RCMP collision reconstructionist, EMS and area fire departments were still on the scene Wednesday morning.

Preliminary information has determined that a commercial vehicle including a trailer, along with five sedan cars, four pickup trucks, three SUV’s and a passenger van were involved in this incident.

One fatality was reported on the scene and nine passengers were sent to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Police will be on scene for the next several hours, motorists should expect delays. Traffic continues to be diverted from the area.

RCMP say if travel is necessary motorists should slow down and adjust their driving to road conditions.

For the most up to date highway conditions in your area, check 511 Alberta.

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