2 major accidents block Highway 1 at 232nd Street

Highway 1 at 232nd Street is temporarily blocked in both directions due to two major traffic accidents near the same spot.

Truck on fire in eastbound lane and tractor-trailer rollover in westbound lane

Smoke billows from the scene of a truck fire near Highway 1 and 222 Street. An tractor-trailer rollover in the same spot has the area blocked to traffic in both directions. (Twitter/@fosterius)

Highway 1 at 232nd Street is temporarily blocked in both directions due to two major traffic accidents near the same spot. 

RCMP Corporal Robert McDonald says the highway is gridlocked at that location.

"Highway 1 eastbound there is a truck on fire and we are shutting down the highway so the fire department can put the truck out," said McDonald.

"And on the west side, a tractor-trailer apparently rolled over. It's a good idea to avoid Highway 1 at 232nd Street."