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Updated: 11th July 2018 10:29

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Collision on Deerfoot Trail causes major traffic delays

A collision on Deerfoot Trail between Memorial Drive and 17th Avenue S.E. caused major delays, backing up traffic as far north as 16th Avenue N.E. for a couple of hours on Wednesday morning.

Southbound traffic reduced to 1 lane near 17th Avenue S.E. during morning commute

The accident happened in the right-hand lane of southbound Deerfoot Trail approaching 17th Avenue S.E. (@yyctransport )

A collision on Deerfoot Trail between Memorial Drive and 17th Avenue S.E. caused major delays, backing up traffic as far north as 16th Avenue N.E. for a couple of hours on Wednesday morning.

The two-vehicle incident happened in the southbound lanes approaching 17th Avenue S.E., the city tweeted at about 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday. 

Southbound traffic was badly snarled, with all but one lane closed as emergency crews worked at the scene.

By about 10 a.m. the city's traffic camera showed traffic was moving well.

The collision involving a vehicle and a motorcycle resulted in only non-life-threatening injuries, EMS officials said.

A collision on Deerfoot Trail caused major slowdowns on Wednesday morning. (Terri Trembath/CBC)

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