Monday, 26 February 2018 09:06

Accident near Oyen stopped highway traffic

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On Feb. 25 at approximately 4 p.m., the Oyen RCMP responded to a single vehicle rollover on highway 9 near Range Road 43. 

The semi-truck was traveling west bound on Highway 9 when it rolled. 
The truck was carrying liquid n.o.s. tanks when it rolled. Some of the tanks are empty, while some of the tanks are still full.  The tanks have scattered across highway 9.  The truck itself is leaking diesel fuel.  The cause of the roll-over is unknown at this time and is still under investigation.
Oyen and Cereal fire are assisting the Oyen RCMP with the collision and clean up. Traffic is being rerouted to highway 570.  Highway 9 is expected to closed for a number of hours.  The lone occupant of the truck was uninjured.
There was no danger to the public and the road was re-opened Feb. 26.

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