Ponoka RCMP Integrated Traffic Unit warns of extreme icy conditions on the QEII

Highway 2 Northbound – Ponoka, Alberta –  (2:11 PM) The RCMP and Alberta Transportation are warning motorists to avoid any travel on the QEII between Red Deer and Ponoka.

Presently, a semi tractor trailer unit has jackknifed north of Highway 12. All northbound traffic is being detoured through Lacombe and onto Highway 2A.

There are at least ten vehicles which have gone into the ditch due to the icy road conditions.

RCMP Vehicle
File Photo – RCMP Vehicle

Alberta Transportation reports that they have several sanding trucks working in the area between Red Deer and Ponoka in an effort to improve the driving conditions. The sanding trucks can only work as quickly as the road conditions allow.

Motorists are asked to avoid travel in this area.

Ponoka RCMP

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