The Q.E. II southbound was closed for several hours on Dec. 20 due to an over-turned semi. (File photo by Advocate staff)

The Q.E. II southbound was closed for several hours on Dec. 20 due to an over-turned semi. (File photo by Advocate staff)

Semi rollover blocks traffic on Q.E. 2 for several hours on Dec. 20

At a little before 5:40 p.m. on Dec. 20, 2021, Blackfalds RCMP advised they were on scene at a serious motor collision.

The collision occurred on Highway 2 southbound, south of Highway 42.

Highway 2 became impassable in the collision when a semi-truck and trailer rolled over, blocking traffic.

Southbound traffic was diverted away from the scene onto Highway 42 for several hours.

RCMP media relations officer CPL. Gina Slaney advised that the truck driver suffered serious injuries, but no further details were available at that time.

The over-turned semi-truck was cleared and traffic resumed on the highway at 9:30 p.m., the same evening.