A family of five, including two children, had to be rescued from a truck that plunged down an embankment off the highway in Holyrood Sunday.

The RCMP said road conditions were poor around 6 p.m., when the accident happened about 50 kilometres west of St. John's. 

Police said a mother, father, mother-in-law, a two-year-old and a seven-month-old were travelling towards St. John's on the Trans-Canada Highway when the pickup truck they were in went over an embankment near the Holyrood access road and ended up in a brook. 

Truck off embankment in Holyrood

All five people, including a toddler and baby, were taken to hospital with minor injuries. They were later released. (RCMP)

Emergency crews used the Jaws of Life to cut the top of the cab off, and get the family to safely.

"Road conditions were extremely poor at the time with snow and ice build-up on the highway," said an RCMP news release Monday. 

All were taken to hospital and have since been released. Only minor injuries were reported. 

Pickup truck over embankment in Holyrood

Police say road conditions were poor when the accident happened. (RCMP)