Hazardous materials incident closes Highway 43 in Lac St. Anne County

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Emergency responders are on the scene of a fiery crash involving hazardous materials affecting traffic on Highway 43 in Lac St. Anne County.

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Emergency responders are working to control the fuel oil product fire near the intersection of Highway 43 and Highway 33 on Friday morning. At 11:49 a.m. an Alberta emergency alert was issued. Vehicle traffic is being detoured around the emergency scene in all directions.

Highway 43 traffic westbound is being detoured to Highway 633 west to Highway 765 north to Highway 43. Eastbound traffic is detoured south to the service road at the Gunn ESSO to the highway intersection. Highway 33 traffic is detoured to a gravel road one mile north of Highway 43. Highway 37 traffic is detoured south to Highway 633 west to Highway 765 north to Highway 43.

All vehicles travelling in the area are advised to use alternate routes.

Closures are expected to last for approximately eight hours.

Photos taken at the intersection of Highway 43 and Highway 33 after an explosion of hazardous materials on Firday afternoon September 17, 2021. Photos supplied by Ronda Choiniere.
Photos taken at the intersection of Highway 43 and Highway 33 after an explosion of hazardous materials on Firday afternoon September 17, 2021. Photos supplied by Ronda Choiniere.
Photos taken at the intersection of Highway 43 and Highway 33 after an explosion of hazardous materials on Firday afternoon September 17, 2021. Photos supplied by Ronda Choiniere.
Photos taken at the intersection of Highway 43 and Highway 33 after an explosion of hazardous materials on Firday afternoon September 17, 2021. Photos supplied by Ronda Choiniere.
Photos taken at the intersection of Highway 43 and Highway 33 after an explosion of hazardous materials on Firday afternoon September 17, 2021. Photos supplied by Ronda Choiniere.
Photos taken at the intersection of Highway 43 and Highway 33 after an explosion of hazardous materials on Firday afternoon September 17, 2021. Photos supplied by Ronda Choiniere.

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