Update as of 8 p.m. Hwy 1 has been reopened again to traffic. 

Update as of 6:30 p.m. Hwy 1 is closed in both directions as emergency crews battle the grass fire. Traffic is being diverted to Hwy 22 & Hwy 1A.


As of 6 p.m. Friday evening, emergency crews from Cochrane as well as Rocky View County are responding to the scene of a grass fire near the intersection of Highway 1 and Hermitage Road.

Due to the high winds and smoke, visibility in the area may be limited.

The Cochrane RCMP are asking motorists to slow down and give emergency crews room to work.

We'll provide more details as they become available.