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Highway 2 reopens near Fort MacLeod after semi-trailers blow over in high winds

Highway 2 has reopened to traffic near Fort MacLeod, after crews managed to clear a pair of semi-trailers that blew over in high winds, according to Alberta Transportation.

100 km/h winds expected to diminish by evening in the Cardston, Fort Macleod and Magrath area

Two lanes of Highway 2 near Mud Lake, northwest of Fort MacLeod, were closed on Friday, Nov. 13, 2015 after a pair of unloaded semi-trailers blew over in high winds. (Google Maps)

Highway 2 has reopened to traffic near Fort MacLeod, after crews managed to clear a pair of semi-trailers that blew over in high winds, according to Alberta Transportation.

The southbound lanes of Highway 2 near the Mud Lake Road intersection were shut down after the unloaded semis overturned.

Southbound traffic was rerouted east on Highway 519, which ties into Highway 811 and Highway 23.

Any semi drivers with unloaded trailers are still being advised to stay away the affected section of Highway 2.

Environment Canada has issued a wind alert for the Cardston, Fort Macleod and Magrath area due to westerly winds gusting up to 100 km/h.

The winds are expected to diminish by this evening.

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