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Vehicles in the ditch as bad weather forces closure of QEII near Olds

Part of Highway 2 was closed Saturday afternoon due to hazardous driving conditions.

Around 2 p.m. Alberta 511 tweeted that the QEII between the junction of Highway 27 and Highway 582 was closed. Motorists were advised not to travel in the area.

There was a second report that the QEII near Menaik Road, north of  Ponoka was closed due to a motor vehicle collision at 3 p.m. Motorists in that area were also advised to find an alternate route.

Parts of the QE2 highway near Olds were closed Saturday afternoon due to adverse weather conditions. (Photo: Twitter)

The RCMP issued a release saying that the stretch of highway between Airdrie and Leduc had extremely poor driving conditions, with a number of vehicles in the ditch.

Twitter user Sarah de Medeiros posted a photo of a truck jacknifed into the ditch off Highway 2 around 2:15 p.m.

"Avoid this highway!" she tweeted. "Dangerous driving conditions, poor visibility and multiple vehicles in the ditch."

This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available. Top Stories

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