The accident happened five kilometres north of Ponoka at about 8:30 a.m. Saturday (Submitted/Ponoka News)

Winter road conditions cause multiple accidents on QE2

Accidents cause heavy delays along Highway 2, just north of Ponoka

Wintry road conditions wreaked havoc on the QE2 near Ponoka Saturday morning.

A semi tractor hauling lumber rolled at about 8:30 a.m., ending up blocking the northbound lanes. Cleanup of the rollover is expected to take some time, according to officials. 

Later, just before 11 a.m., a multi-vehicle collision in the same portion of the highway caused further issues in the southbound lanes. The severity of injuries is not known at this time.

Unofficial reports indicate there has been another collision involving motorists waiting for the traffic to clear.

The severity of those collisions is not known at this time, however emergency crew including the Ponoka County East District Fire Department and Ponoka RCMP are on scene.

It is not known how long it will take to clear the collisions. Motorists are being asked to use alternate routes.

More to come.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Comments are closed

Just Posted

2020 Maskwacis Pride celebration

Kanawemahwasowin Kamik hosted a pride celebration at the Neyaskweyahk Okimaw Kamik in… Continue reading

47 new COVID-19 cases Tuesday in Alberta, still 620 active cases

3 active COVID-19 cases remain in Red Deer

Groups combine to fix feral dogs, control population

Spay/neuter program designed as preventative measure

Ponoka foursome wins qualifier

A local team has advanced to the next stage in a national… Continue reading

COVID-19: Central zone at four active

Alberta confirms 130 cases Monday

Charges laid following shooting in Lacombe County

A man turned himself in to Rimbey RCMP after an incident on July 5

Charges dropped against N.S. woman injured during arrest in racial profiling case

Charges dropped against N.S. woman injured during arrest in racial profiling case

Conservative stalwart Scott Reid backing newcomer Leslyn Lewis for leadership

Conservative stalwart Scott Reid backing newcomer Leslyn Lewis for leadership

Planned class-action lawsuit alleges illegal strip-searches of federal prisoners

Planned class-action lawsuit alleges illegal strip-searches of federal prisoners

Two protesters get conditional discharge after Alberta turkey farm demonstration

Two protesters get conditional discharge after Alberta turkey farm demonstration

Daisies bring a sunny look to the garden

Daisies bring a sunny look to the garden

Most Read