Cochrane RCMP respond to serious collision on Highway 40, traffic diverted to Highway 22

Turner Valley, Alberta – (1:37 PM) On Aug. 15, 2021, at approximately 11:30 a.m., Cochrane RCMP and Turner Valley RCMP responded to a report of a serious collision on Highway 40, approximately 13 kms north of Highway 541.

The public is asked to avoid travel on Highway 40 until further notice. As an alternate route, the public is asked to travel on Highway 22.

Serious Collision
File Photo – Serious Collision

Due a collision occurring in this remote location, information is limited. With heavy smoke in the area, STARS is unable to land safely at the reported location. Emergency crews are working together to respond safely and assist with this collision. It has not been confirmed how many vehicles nor how many people are involved at this time.

An RCMP Collision Analyst has been engaged and is enroute. Cochrane RCMP investigation is ongoing.

An update will be provided when available.

Cochrane RCMP

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