Highway 1 reopened west of Calgary after many collisions due to bad weather
|Toronto Star 20 Feb 2019 at 20:47|
CALGARYâ€”Both directions of traffic on Highway 1 at Dead Manâ€™s Flats west of Calgary is blocked due to poor visibility and slick road conditions.
Multiple collisions Wednesday have caused a backlog of traffic. Canmore RCMP said emergency crews are working to clear the accidents, but in the meantime, the highway is impassable.
Eastbound and westbound traffic on the Trans-Canada Highway is being rerouted after numerous crashes near Dead Manâ€™s Flats prompted the closure of the highway Wednesday.Â Â (Mike Pearson / Star Calgary file photo)
All vehicles approaching the area will be turned around.
Those heading eastbound are advised to turn around at Highway 1X toward Kananaskis or sooner and those heading westbound should stop in Canmore or Banff until the collisions have been cleared up.