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Icefields P closed

Calgary, Canada
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Icefields P closed

<<Icefields Parkway (93 North) from Athabasca Falls to Saskatchewan Crossing is CLOSED due to multiple vehicle incidents. Expect major delays. No estimated time of opening. Please check @511Alberta: http://www.511.alberta.ca for road updates. #ABRoads>>

Drive safely people.

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Jasper, Canada
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1. Re: Icefields P closed

Sounds like there have been two serious collisions. The Jasper Fitzhugh is reporting that there may be as many as six fatalities at one of them, near Sunwapta Falls. Fingers crossed that it's not that bad.

fitzhugh.ca/fatal-collision-closes-icefields…

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2. Re: Icefields P closed

This is a very sad situation for sure. A couple with their 15 yr old son and a senior couple in an RV collided head on. All died except the driver of the RV. Both parties from out of the country and from two different countries.

Video: https://edmonton.ctvnews.ca/video…

A lot of family members will be forever changed by this. Very sad.

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3. Re: Icefields P closed

The clip in post #2 is from a crash in 2014. (Check the date under the still photo, here: https://edmonton.ctvnews.ca/search-results/ctv-edmonton-search-7.110?q=Icefields+Parkway+crash )

The crash last night killed six people, sadly. Some details from the Jasper RCMP are here:

fitzhugh.ca/american-tourists-among-dead-in-…

...and a CTV story here: https://edmonton.ctvnews.ca/we-were-giving-a…

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4. Re: Icefields P closed

I must say I am a bit disappointed in CTV for not dating that news clip. I am glad to see that a baby in the crash survived with only some injuries. Very sad all round.

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