There are reports that the QEII headed Southbound at Highway 27 near Olds has now been shut down due to several multi-vehicle collisions in the area.
Another multi-vehicle collision has also been reported on the QEII, Northbound near Township Road 320, three kilometres north of Didsbury. Mounties are imploring motorists to stay off the roads if possible.
"RCMP are currently on scene at multiple collisions between Olds and Didsbury on the QEII. Traffic cannot proceed through this area. Please stay off the Highway," Mounties stated.
Mounties also added that driving conditions are very poor from Airdrie to Red Deer.
"RCMP are tending to numerous collisions this morning. RCMP advises motorists to stay off the Highway until conditions improve."
Previously there were reports of a jack-knifed semi-trailer in the median on the QEII, Northbound near Highway 27, East of Olds.
Further North the road conditions have deteriorated to the point that Innisfail RCMP is now advising against non-essential travel on the QEIII and Highway due to partly covered snow & icy road conditions and multiple jack-knifed semi-trucks in the area.
Sections of the QEII North of Airdrie, between Carstairs and Didsbury are also reported to be slick, with poor visibility due to heavy fog.
Highway 2A towards Carstairs and Didsbury is reported as having poor visibility with icy sections and slush.
Heading towards Calgary city limits, the QEII, Southbound is reported to have some slippery sections, though overall driving conditions are fair.
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