Icy roads near Cochrane, Alta. cause rolled semi-tractor trailer, several collisions, say RCMP

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Warmer road temperatures caused snow to melt as it hit the ground on Friday, but lower overnight temperatures caused icy roads west of Calgary. (Dan McGarvey/CBC - image credit)
Warmer road temperatures caused snow to melt as it hit the ground on Friday, but lower overnight temperatures caused icy roads west of Calgary. (Dan McGarvey/CBC - image credit)

Cochrane RCMP say they have responded to several car crashes west of Calgary on Saturday, including a rolled semi-tractor and trailer, as the first snowfall of the season yesterday combined with low overnight temperatures has caused icy driving conditions.

At about 9:50 a.m., a semi-tractor and trailer slid into the ditch and rolled when it avoided a collision with a van on Highway 22, north of Township Road 280 and south of Township Road 281A, RCMP said in release.

Fire, EMS and police were called to manage the scene and remove the rolled semi.

Nobody was injured, but the highway has been closed to one lane and traffic will be affected for several hours. Drivers are asked to avoid the area.

RCMP warned drivers near Cochrane on Saturday to be cautious and take extra time to get to destinations safely.

"Slow down, give extra room between vehicles, and be prepared to stop. Police vehicles and tow trucks are working in the area."

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