Authorities in Alberta, Canada, have confirmed that a massive pileup occurred on Monday morning.
Police say that the pileup occurred shortly after 8 a.m. on Monday in the westbound lanes of Highway 1 (Trans-Canada Highway) at Range Road 142 near Brooks. Winter weather conditions were reported at the time of the pileup.
An estimated 50 to 70 vehicles were involved in the pileup crash.
It isn’t clear whether there were any injuries.
Westbound Highway 1 is expected to remain closed for several more hours.
“Travel on area highways is not recommended at this time due to blowing snow, icy roads and poor visibility. If traveling in the area, slow down and be aware of emergency personnel on the highway,” police said.
WB Hwy1 at RR 142, east of Brooks, CLOSED due to MVC involving several vehicles. Emergency crews on scene. Traffic being diverted onto Highway 1A. RCMP advising against non-essential travel at this time. (8:29am) #ABRoads
— 511 Alberta (@511Alberta) March 29, 2021
In the video below, you can see the severe winter weather conditions that were occurring in Brooks at the time of the pileup.
Brutal conditions out here #Brooks #abstorm pic.twitter.com/aiJjuIJ5WP
— Brandon Houck (@HouckisPokisewx) March 29, 2021
This is a developing story.