05/21/2013 07:12 EDT | Updated 07/21/2013 05:12 EDT

Peace River Landslide Closes Highway 744 (PHOTOS)

Alberta Transportation
PEACE RIVER, Alta. - A landslide has forced the closure of a highway outside of the Town of Peace River in northwest Alberta.

The ground underneath Highway 744 on Judah Hill tumbled away, leaving wide, deep gaps in the asphalt.

No one was hurt and traffic in the area has been rerouted.

Alberta Transportation says engineers will inspect the ground and monitor the slide area.

It was not immediately clear what caused the landslide.

Landslide On Highway 744