UPDATE: 2:38 pm
RCMP advise that 2 southbound lanes and 1 northbound lane is now open on Highway 2 at Highway 581. However, traffic is moving very slow at this time. It is estimated that emergency personnel will be on scene for another hour.
At this time, RCMP estimate that there were 25-30 vehicles involved. One driver was transported by ground ambulance with unknown injuries.
No further information is available at this time.
For those of you travelling to the South today, Airdrie Rural RCMP, and emergency medical services are currently on scene to a serious multi-vehicle collision.
The collision occurred at approximately 11:25 a.m. on Hwy 2 at Hwy 581.
Northbound lanes are currently closed. Southbound traffic has been reduced to one lane.
RCMP is encouraging motorists to avoid travel in this area.
Meanwhile towards Edmonton,
Leduc RCMP are currently on scene of a collision in the area of Highway 19 and Highway 60 in Leduc County, Alta. and would like to warn the public of poor road conditions along Highway 19, QEII and surrounding roadways.
Icy road conditions are believed to be a factor and drivers are urged to use caution and avoid driving in the area if possible.