Late on Wednesday evening, all lanes heading northbound were reopened on the QEII at junction Highway 72 near Crossfield.

Earlier in the day, the RCMP had advised that one lane was re-opened at that delays were still expected. Police continue to urge caution as weather conditions were still poor.

"If travel is unavoidable, please exercise caution and drive according to the road conditions," a police press release read. 

On Wednesday morning RCMP confirmed one person had died as a result of the collision that occurred late on Tuesday evening. According to police, at 10:10 p.m. on December 27, Airdrie RCMP, Airdrie Traffic Services and the RCMP Criminal Collision Investigative Team (CCIT) responded to reports of 15 to 20 vehicles involved in a collision approximately 2 kilometres north of Veterans Boulevard along Highway 2 at Highway 72.

Preliminary information has determined that a commercial vehicle including a trailer, along with five sedan cars, four pickup trucks, three SUV’s and a passenger van were involved in this incident.

"Details of the cause of the collision remain under investigation, with primary factors appearing to be weather and road conditions. As a result of this collision, injuries were reported resulting in nine passengers from various vehicles being transported by ground ambulance to area hospitals for various non-life-threatening conditions," a police press release stated.

No further updates are anticipated.

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