RCMP close Trans-Canada east of Moose Jaw

Moose Jaw Times Herald - Editorial Staff
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The Trans-Canada Highway is closed from Moose Jaw to Regina, the Saskatchewan Government Highway Hotline announced shortly before 5 p.m. Wednesday.

Moose Jaw Fire Department

The closure was triggered by a collision just west of Pense, as well as zero visibility driving conditions.

Multiple unknown injuries resulted from the collision. The injured individuals are being transported to a Regina hospital.

In a news release, White Butte RCMP confirmed the vollision involved at least six vehicles, including a semi truck, an ambulance and a tow truck.

Moose Jaw and Regina fire departments remain, plus other emergency personnel remain on scene dealing with the collision.

“Our initial call was for a westbound vehicle that had rolled and was in the eastbound lanes,” Brian Wilson, Moose Jaw deputy fire chief, told the Times-Herald.

RCMP have opened one eastbound lane to deal with the backlog of traffic, which stretches back about five kilometres. However, speeds have been reduced to 25 km/h for the one lane.

For updates on the Trans-Canada Highway between Moose Jaw and Regina, as well as other highways in the Moose Jaw area, motorists are encouraged to check the provincial Highway Hotline before heading out on the roads. Click here.

Organizations: RCMP, Trans-Canada Highway, Times-Herald

Geographic location: Moose Jaw, Pense

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