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Brooks RCMP responding to multi-vehicle collision on Highway 1 involving approximately 70 vehicles – UPDATED


Brook, Alberta – (5:15 pm) Emergency crews have opened up one lane for West bound traffic.  Tow truck crews and cleanup crews remain on scene and are working to clear the 2nd lane which should be completed around 5:30 pm.  We ask motorists to use caution when travelling through the area at this time.

In total police estimate that 70 vehicles were involved in the multiple vehicle collision on Highway 1 earlier in the day. 5 individual were injured with injuries ranging from minor to serious non life threatening. Brooks RCMP, Brooks EMS, Brooks Fire Department, Tilley Fire Department, and County Peace Officers all responded.

BACKGROUND

Brook, Alberta – Brooks RCMP are responding to a multi-vehicle collision involving approximately 50 – 70 vehicles in the westbound lanes of Highway 1.

Traffic is not flowing westbound on Highway 1 at Range Road 142 and traffic flow is not expected to resume westbound for several hours.

Highway 1 - Collision
Highway 1

Emergency crews are re-routing traffic at Highway 1A.

Travel on area highways is not recommended at this time due to blowing snow, icy roads and poor visibility.

If travelling in the area, slow down and be aware of Emergency personnel on the highway.

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

An update will be provided when more information becomes available.

UPDATE

Brooks RCMP advise that a Reception area has been set up by the City of Brooks, Brooks Fire Department and the RCMP for travellers in the Brooks area unable to through the area travel due to the weather and road conditions.

The Reception area is located at the Heritage Inn located at 1217 2nd Street West in Brooks.

Brooks RCMP

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