UPDATE-Wednesday, January 11th, 5:00 am

The accident has been cleared and traffic is now flowing in both directions.

BACKGROUND: Tuesday, January 10th, 10:00 pm

Blackfalds RCMP is currently on scene of a multivehicle collision on the QE II Highway near Township 402a.

Southbound traffic on the QEII is being diverted onto Highway 2a.

RCMP anticipate being on scene for some time as emergency responders clean up the scene which includes semi tractor trailer units.