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Tanker truck fire shut shuts down Highway 43 in Parkland County

Drivers in Parkland County were asked to avoid Highway 43 south of Township Road 534 as a tanker truck fire shut down the highway Tuesday morning.

According to RCMP, the tanker truck was loaded with diesel fuel and caught fire at around 6:15 a.m. They said no injuries were reported.

Video submitted to Global News showed vehicles not moving behind the scene of the fire but vehicles travelling on the other side of the highway. However, as of 8 a.m., both RCMP and 51 Alberta indicated traffic had been disrupted in both directions.

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It was not immediately clear how the fire started or how long traffic was expected to be affected.

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