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.

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

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