Fiery crash closes highway northwest of Edmonton; status of people involved unknown
Highway 43 near Lac Ste. Anne was closed in both directions late Friday morning after a crash involving a tanker truck.
Police were called about the scene near the Gunn junction, at Highways 43 and 33 northwest of Edmonton, around 10:20 a.m.
In photos from commuters in the area, flames and heavy smoke were visible.
Mounties said a delivery van and tanker truck crashed, resulting in a fuel oil product fire.
Both drivers were taken by ground ambulance to hospital, although RCMP didn't yet have details on their condition.
A pump jockey at the Gunn ESSO told CTV News Edmonton he heard several explosions from the scene.
Detours were put in place for both east-west Highway 43 traffic and north-south Highway 33 traffic. Drivers were told to expect delays as oil clean up could take as long as eight hours.