On Tuesday evening, Airdrie RCMP confirmed that the collision on the QEII near Highway 581 east of Carstairs was cleared.

Earlier in the day, afternoon traffic was backed up severely due to the road closures. 

There were reports of kilometres-long congestion as police are diverting traffic onto Highway 581 and that traffic cannot drive southbound on Highway 2 at this location.

Police stated previously that emergency crews will be on the scene for some time. Motorists are asked to avoid the area.

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