Canada’s main thoroughfare, the Trans-Canada Highway, has been temporarily closed to drivers heading west halfway between Calgary and Medicine Hat after a nasty crash near Brooks, a nearby town. p>

Police blame the slaughter for severe weather, including high winds blowing snow over icy roads, it is estimated that the number of vehicles involved in the collision is between 50 and 70 vehicles They know it’s bad when the authorities don’t even have time to do an accurate count

Traffic to the west has currently stalled near Range Road 142, and as of this morning, Brooks RCMP and emergency responders have been on site to divert traffic onto Highway 1A

Currently, several collisions at the exit / exit on Highway 1 Highway 1 in a westerly direction on Highway 56 is impassable. Almost zero visibility and long traffic exposure #abstorm picTwittercom / yDTkcLf2z6

“Driving on highways in the area is currently not recommended due to blowing snow, icy roads and poor visibility,” says a press release from RCMP. “If you are driving in the area, slow down and watch out for that Emergency personnel on the motorway ”

A semi-trailer also landed on the side near Highway 2, stopping traffic in both directions of the north-south route. The extreme womping in winter comes just hours after strong winds drove a grass fire out of control and The community has evacuated Carmangay Fortunately, this disaster has now been brought under control

However, travelers still stranded in the prairie blizzard are welcome to the Heritage Inn at 1217 Second Street West in Brooks, where a reception center has been established

Brooks RCMP responds to a multiple vehicle collision involving approximately 50-70 vehicles in the westbound lanes of Highway 1 Travel is currently not recommended due to blowing snow, icy roads, and poor visibility ImageTwittercom / zVSGo36g97

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World News – CA – Up to 70 vehicles are involved in the winter weather smashup in Alberta