Emergency crews were called to the scene of a three vehicle collision on Highway 2 north of Ponoka. Traffic was slowed for several hours while crews cleared the scene. Photo by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye

Emergency crews were called to the scene of a three vehicle collision on Highway 2 north of Ponoka. Traffic was slowed for several hours while crews cleared the scene. Photo by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye

Three vehicle collision slows Highway 2 traffic near Ponoka

Believed minor injuries in collision on Highway 2 north of Ponoka

A collision involving three vehicles on Highway 2 north of Ponoka at the start of the long weekend slowed down traffic for some time.

The incident occurred at approximately 11 a.m. on Highway 2 after reports that three vehicles were involved. EMS crews, RCMP and the Ponoka County East District Fire Department were called to the scene.

It is unclear what caused the collision but the injuries are believed to be minor despite there being several individuals and children passengers.

At the time of the collision two vehicles were in the centre median while the third one, a pickup truck, was stopped in the southbound fast lane.

Traffic slowed to a crawl in both northbound and southbound slow lanes for several hours while crews cleared the scene.

Motorists took to the side roads and Menaik Road to bypass the scene.

Full details of the investigation were not available at press time.

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Members of the Ponoka County East District Fire Department investigate damage to a vehicle involved in a three car collision north of Ponoka. Photo by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye

Members of the Ponoka County East District Fire Department investigate damage to a vehicle involved in a three car collision north of Ponoka. Photo by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye