Most injuries reported to be minor to moderate, 1 serious
© Courtesy of Derek Fildebrandt
Derek Fildebrandt snapped this picture of the pileup while he was on a Red Arrow bus to Edmonton.
Alberta Health Services confirms that 100 people were injured - one seriously - in a multi-vehicle pileup on Highway 2 south of Edmonton, near Leduc, that occurred during a spring snowstorm which caused havoc on area highways.
Earlier in the day it had been reported that 300 people were injured.
Those requiring medical treatment were being transported to hospitals in Edmonton, Red Deer, Leduc, St. Albert, Fort Saskatchewan, Devon, Wetaskiwin, Stony Plain, Lamont and Camrose.
AHS says that EMS staff will treat and take the most seriously hurt patients to hospitals by ambulance; the rest will be transported by bus
The number of vehicles involved in the pileup has not been confirmed.
The Leduc crash wasn't the only incident tying up roads and police. Highway 16 eastbound between Range Road 13 and 15 has been closed due to the number of collisions, including one which left a semi-trailer blocking several lanes.
Another collision involving transport trucks is causing traffic tie-ups in both directions on Highway 16 at Highway 60.
Highway 2 was closed near Wetaskiwin after a multi-vehicle crash north of the Highway 13 overpass. RCMP said that northbound traffic was being redirected onto Highway 13.