Fiery crash blocks freeway northwest of Edmonton

Friday, September 17, 2021 4:48 PM

Photo: Ronda Choiniere

Highway 43 near Lac Ste. Anne was locked in both directions late Friday morning after an accident with a tanker truck.

Police were called about the scene near the Gunn Junction on Highways 43 and 33 northwest of Edmonton at around 10:20 a.m.

Flames and heavy smoke could be seen in photos of commuters in the area.

Mounties said a delivery truck and tanker truck crashed, causing a fire on heating oil products.

Both drivers were rushed to the hospital in an ambulance, although RCMP still had no details on their condition.

Several explosions could be seen from the scene.

Diversions have been established for both east-west traffic on Highway 43 and north-south traffic on Highway 33. Drivers have been advised to expect delays as oil cleaning could take up to eight hours.

Photos of Ronda Choiniere

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