03/31/2014 07:56 EDT | Updated 05/31/2014 05:59 EDT

2 major accidents block Highway 1 at 232nd Street

Highway 1 at 232nd Street is temporarily blocked in both directions due to two major traffic accidents near the same spot. 

RCMP Corporal Robert McDonald says the highway is gridlocked at that location.

"Highway 1 eastbound there is a truck on fire and we are shutting down the highway so the fire department can put the truck out," said McDonald.

"And on the west side, a tractor-trailer apparently rolled over. It's a good idea to avoid Highway 1 at 232nd Street."