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Another wintry blast for central, northwest Alberta

An incoming weather system expected later today, forecasting up to 15 centimetres of heavy, wet snow, could result in poor driving conditions and low visibility across much of the central and northwestern regions of Alberta.

Environment Canada is forecasting the snow could begin falling later today into Friday morning, leading to reduced visibility and slippery road surfaces. Drivers are reminded to adjust their driving habits accordingly and consider postponing any unnecessary travel. The warning includes the possibility of downed tree branches.

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-weather tires on their vehicles.
  • Drivers are reminded to activate headlights so that tail lights are visible to other drivers following behind.
  • All vehicles should have a winter emergency kit during the winter months.
  • Please give snowplows room to work – stay back at least 10 metres to prevent collisions. 

Media inquiries

Government of Alberta