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Take care on highways as a winter storm approaches

Albertans are advised to use extra caution on highways during winter months.

Areas of central and northern Alberta are under a heavy snowfall warning. Accumulations between 10 and 15 centimetres are expected in the Edmonton region and as much as 20 centimetres north and west of Edmonton by Tuesday afternoon.

Drivers are advised to prepare for winter conditions and adjust driving habits accordingly.

Additional information

  • Know before you go – check 511 Alberta for the latest real-time road conditions.
  • Drivers should consider postponing non-essential travel.
  • Posted speed limits are the maximum intended for ideal summer conditions. Drivers are reminded to slow down and drive for winter conditions.
  • Snow can accumulate quickly and visibility will be reduced.
  • Drivers are encouraged to have winter or all-season tires on their vehicles.
  • Drivers are reminded to activate headlights so that tail lights are visible to drivers following behind.
  • All vehicles should have a winter emergency kit during winter months.
  • Snowplows need room to work - stay back at least 10 metres to prevent collisions. 

Media inquiries

Government of Alberta