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Traffic Backed Up Due to Incident on Highway 16

The Town of Hinton has been receiving questions regarding the highway closure on Highway 16. 

To provide clarification, this closure is in no way connected to the ongoing wildfire EWF077. Find the latest update issued by the Town of Hinton on the wildfire here. View the status map from Alberta Wildfire here. 

This closure, as shared by Alberta511, is due to a tanker fire on or near the highway. No detour is currently available. Highway 16 at Highway 40 is closed to westbound traffic due to the large commercial vehicle fire on Highway 16, which will allow traffic to turn around. Parks West Mall parking lot is available for parking by impacted travelers. 

Visit Alberta511 here for further information.

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