Pileup involving up to 70 vehicles reported on Trans-Canada Highway

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.

In the video below, you can see the severe winter weather conditions that were occurring in Brooks at the time of the pileup.

This is a developing story.