Callers to our newsroom tell us traffic is back to normal on both sections of Highway 40 affected by separate collisions Thursday afternoon.
Around 12:30 p.m., two semi trucks collided on Highway 40 near Township Road 683.
One of the drivers involved in the collision was transported to the hospital via ambulance with minor non-life-threatening injuries. Both lanes have now reopened.
A few hours after the first collision, RCMP were called to Highway 40 again, about 70 km’s south of Grande Prairie where the crane on a south bound boom truck had swung out and struck a semi-truck that was travelling in the north bound lane.
The driver of the boom truck, a 35-year-old male, was transported to the hospital by STARS with serious but non-life-threatening injuries. The driver of the semi-truck was not injured.
The highway was down to a single alternating lane overnight so safety inspectors could examine the boom truck and all lanes have now reopened.