A portion of Highway 11 by Davidson is back open after two separate collisions Monday.
Both happened about four kilometres south of Davidson.
Three semis jackknifed, blocking the northbound and southbound lanes.
A listener told 980 CJME and 650 CKOM a fuel truck hit another semi, which collided with another semi.
Other people said road conditions due to freezing rain played a big role. RCMP also said freezing rain could have been a factor.
“Oh, it’s icy. There’s people falling on their butts as they’re walking around here,” said Les Groat, who was stuck in traffic on the highway Monday morning.
“People have to realize they gotta slow down when they see conditions like this, like if there’s a truck parked on the side of the road, or a few of them, don’t go flying by. Sometimes there’s people walking around. It can get pretty hairy.”
Police asked people to avoid the area as officers dealt with the situation.
“As far as I can see back in my rearview mirror there’s traffic, so that’s about two or three kilometres,” said Glenn Wiome, who was heading north.
Vehicles were attempting to get around the pileup through the ditch, but were getting stuck.