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Traffic on Hwy 881 at standstill

An earlier accident involving a tractor-trailer sliding into the ditch off of Highway 881 near Heart Lake blocked the highway for almost an hour, causing traffic to build up in both directions.

An earlier accident involving a tractor-trailer sliding into the ditch off of Highway 881 near Heart Lake blocked the highway for almost an hour, causing traffic to build up in both directions.

Lac La Biche RCMP have since cleared the accident and have re-opened the highway but traffic is still at a standstill. Icy road conditions are believed to have been the cause of the accident, with Alberta Motor Association listing road conditions on Highway 881 from LLB to the south of Conklin as poor.

Reports of Highway 36 from the Kikino border to LLB and Hwy 55 out to Atmore say the highways are also icy. Police are asking motorists to be careful and to slow down during these bad road conditions.