Highway 16 eastbound reopens near Edson, Alta. after serious collision

RCMP say Highway 16 near Edson, Alta. eastbound will be closed due to a "serious motor vehicle collision."

Accident happened near Range Road 142

Police have closed a section of Highway 16 eastbound near Edson, Alta due to a serious collision. (CBC)

RCMP say Highway 16 near Edson, Alta. eastbound was closed for several hours Friday due to a "serious motor vehicle collision."

Both eastbound lanes of Highway 16 between Range Road 142 and Range Road 144 were to be closed until 9:40 p.m. As of 10:16 p.m. Friday, one eastbound lane had reopened. 

RCMP are asking drivers to avoid the area and use alternate routes.

Police did not provide any more information on the incident.