QEII reopened after numerous crashes near Carstairs

Detours were in place but significant delays were expected and motorists were encouraged to avoid the area if possible.

A portion of Alberta's major highway between Calgary and Edmonton has re-opened to traffic but driving conditions remain very poor.

511 Alberta confirmed shortly before 7 a.m. that the QEII was closed between Township Road 292 and Highway 581, east of the town of Carstairs, and the highway was icy.

At 7:30am, the highway had reopened in both directions but poor driving conditions are expected in the area for more time.

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