Brooks RCMP advise of numerous collisions on Highway 1 – UPDATED

Ralston, Alberta – (3:51 pm) Brooks RCMP advise that the eastbound lanes of Highway 1 have been opened and one westbound lane has been opened. Road Crews are currently working to re-open the second westbound lane.

Surface conditions are still poor and motorists should proceed with caution and drive to the road conditions.

BACKGROUND

Ralston, Alberta – (12:19 PM) Brooks RCMP advise that there is no east or west traffic flow on Highway 1 between Range Road 100 and Range Road 110 west of Suffield, Alta., due to numerous motor vehicle collisions.

There have been no injuries reported at this time.

Traffic flow is not expected to resume for several hours.

Highway 1 Collisions Brooks Area
Highway 1 Collisions Brooks Area

The roads are reported to be very icy, as well as very low visibility due to high winds and blowing snow.

Travel in the area at this time is not recommended.

For the most up-to-date information on highway conditions and road closures please check with 511 Alberta.

Brooks RCMP

RCMP – Southern Alberta District

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