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Post : Serious crash shuts down Highway 16 on east end of Edson: mayor
URL : http://globalnews.ca/news/4273252/serious-crash-edson-highway-16/
Posted : June 13, 2018 at 8:31 pm
Author : Phil Heidenreich
Tags : 25 Street, Alberta RCMP, Edson, Highway 16, Kevin Zahara, Serious Crash, Traffic
Categories : Traffic

Highway 16 has been shut down in both directions on the east end of Edson, Alta. because of a "serious collision," according to the town's mayor.

Kevin Zahara tweeted on Wednesday evening that the crash happened on an overpass.

"Both east and westbound Hwy 16 will be closed for some time," the tweet reads. "Detours in place and expect delays."

> Please be advised that there has been a serious collision on the east end of Edson on the overpass. Both east and westbound Hwy 16 will be closed for some time. Detours in place and expect delays. #abroads ( https://twitter.com/hashtag/abroads?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw )
> — Kevin Zahara (@kevinzahara) June 13, 2018 ( https://twitter.com/kevinzahara/status/1007026185400770561?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw )

According to Alberta Transportation, the highway is closed at 25 Street.

> Hwy16 at 25 St, in Edson - CLOSED due to MVC - both EB and WB traffic affected. Detour in place. Expect major delays. (4:06pm) #ABRoads ( https://twitter.com/hashtag/ABRoads?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw )
> — 511 Alberta (@511Alberta) June 13, 2018 ( https://twitter.com/511Alberta/status/1007021495128764416?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw )

It is unknown how many and what kind of vehicles were involved or if there were any injuries.

Global News has reached out to the RCMP for more information.

More to come...

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