News: Dozens of vehicles involved in collision in southern Alberta

BROOKS, AB – Between 50 and 70 vehicles were involved in a massive collision on a highway in southern Alberta on Monday, Global News reports.

Officials with RCMP say that the collision took place at about 8 a.m. Monday on westbound Highway 1 and Range Road 142, near the town of Brooks. Icy weather conditions and poor visibility are believed to have contributed to the accident.

Five people were hurt, with injuries ranging from minor to serious but not life-threatening.

The initial incident seems to have involved seven vehicles. However, Kevin Swanson, the Brooks fire chief, said that 18 vehicles had collided by the time his crews arrived, and that additional vehicles continued to slide into the growing wreck for some time.

A single westbound lane was finally opened by 5:15 p.m. that afternoon, roughly nine hours after the first collision.

We will update this blog if that information becomes available.

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