Fiery crash closes portion of Anthony Henday Drive

A portion of Anthony Henday Drive was closed to traffic late Thursday morning after a fiery two-vehicle collision on the eastern side of the ring road.

The crash happened in the southbound lanes of Highway 216 between the Wye Road and Baseline Road exits.

RCMP Const. Chantelle Kelly said the collision happened between a pick-up truck and a semi truck. It’s not known how many people were involved in the crash or if anyone was injured.

Video from the collision site showed heavy black smoke coming from the semi.

Shortly before noon, Kelly said traffic in both directions along the Henday was being rerouted. Southbound traffic was being rerouted at Baseline Road, while those heading north were detoured onto Wye Road.

According to a tweet from 511 Alberta, it was not known when the road will reopen.

More to come…

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