One westbound lane now open on TransCanada between Parkbeg and Chaplin

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One wesbound lane of the TransCanada Highway between Chaplin and Parkbeg has been opened after an over two hour blockage caused by a series of jack knifed semi truck accidents.

Shortly after 2 p.m., the Morse and Moose Jaw RCMP advised that one lane of the highway was open to traffic, but clean up was continuing at the main accident scene.

RCMP issued an advisory shortly before noon advising that there was a five kilometer backlog of traffic on the west bound lanes of the TransCanada as a result of the accidents. Icy road conditions caused by early morning freezing rain were identified as the cause of the accidents.

While driving conditions are beginning to improve during today's warming conditions, efforts are continuing to clear the highway.

Organizations: TransCanada, RCMP

Geographic location: Chaplin, Parkbeg

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