The truck was transporting raw beef when it crashed. Photo submitted by Wetaskiwin RCMP.

UPDATE: Accident on the Millet overpass, STARS on scene

Overpass and QEII Northbound are currently closed

UPDATE:

Travel continues to remain reduced to one lane on Highway 616 (Millet overpass).

QEII northbound is reduced to one lane of travel while clean up of the semi truck and its load is being completed.

So far the investigation shows that a refrigerated transport truck drove off the highway and impacted the cement arch of the overpass. The contents of the truck, which was raw beef, were spilled onto the bank and onto Highway 616.

Alberta Transportation will conduct a safety assessment of the bridge.

The collision remains under investigation. Clean up is anticipated to be completed by 8 p.m. Wednesday June 24. The drivers condition is still unknown.

ORIGINAL STORY:

Emergency crews are currently dealing with an overturned truck and trailer off the Millet overpass this morning. STARS air ambulance is on scene.

Currently the Millet overpass and QEII northbound are closed while crews assess and treat the accident.

No further information is known at this time.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

 

Accident at Millet overpass Wednesday morning, June 24, 2020. Photo/ Wetaskiwin Rant and Rave

Just Posted

Tootoo says Edmonton team name discussion should centre on feelings of Inuk people

Tootoo says Edmonton team name discussion should centre on feelings of Inuk people

Red Deer up to 4 active COVID-19 cases

Province announced 77 new confirmed cases across Alberta Friday

Two young Wetaskiwin men are tackling chores for strangers—for free

“We’ve just been wanting to spread love as much as we can.”

Cilantro and Chive ‘Dad Bod’ Burger supports childrens mental health in Lacombe

$3,068 was donated to Lacombe Community Addiction and Mental Health Office– Children’s Services

PODCAST: COVID-19 and the US Election

The Expert welcomes Burman University Political Scientist Marc Froese

How Conservative leadership hopefuls would address the WE scandal if they win

The ethics commissioner has been called in to see if Trudeau broke conflict-of-interest law

With debt, deficit numbers out, experts say Liberals need plan for growth

Borrowing will push the federal debt past $1 trillion by the end of the fiscal year

Pedestrian-only downtown a hit with residents as St. John’s adapts to pandemic

‘The city really got this right this time. We’re very happy’

Bosnian-Canadians mark 25th anniversary of Srebrenica massacre

‘It’s sad for a child to think that it’s normal, actually, to … have family members killed’

PODCAST: COVID-19 and the US Election

The Expert welcomes Burman University Political Scientist Marc Froese

Sylvan Lake RCMP continue search for missing man

43-year-old Steven Hull’s last known whereabouts were in the Sylvan Lake area on May 28

Most Read