Edmonton

Edmonton-area freezing rain made roads hazardous

Freezing rain created havoc for monring commuters in the capital region.

RCMP patrol car hits vehicle on way to rollover

A container truck rolled on Highway 16A in west Edmonton Thursday morning after freezing rain hit central Alberta. (CBC)

Freezing rain created havoc for monring commuters in the capital region.

Environment Canada issued a freezing rain warning early Thursday morning, with the rain beginning to fall just after 6 a.m.

Roads in the region quickly deteriorated.

There were many reports of rollovers and cars in the ditch west of Edmonton. Roads were also bad south and southeast of the city.

At 5:40 a.m., Leduc RCMP were called to a semi tractor trailer that rolled over on the QEII Highway, several kilometers south of Leduc.

A patrol car heading to the scene hit an icy section on the road, colliding with another vehicle.

The occupants was taken by ambulance to the Royal Alexandra Hospital in Edmonton with non-life threatening injuries. 

The collision closed the highway to southbound traffic between the Highway 2A exit and Glen Park Road until 9:20 a.m.

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