Highway 303 blocked due to semi fire

Maidstone RCMP Detachment have reported that  Highway 303 is currently blocked to traffic due to a semi truck on fire.

The highway, which is 3.5km east of Highway 684, has been blocked off by fire services and the RCMP.

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The incident happened early this morning with the call coming around 4 am. According to police a semi truck carrying crude oil had caught fire, and for that reason vehicle traffic was not permitted for safety reasons.

The highway will be blocked off until later in the morning.  It is recommended that motorists utilize highway 684 or highway  21 to avoid the area.

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