It might only be September 12, but apparently no one told Old Man Winter to hit the snooze button for another few months.
Environment Canada has more than a dozen special weather statements for areas around Alberta alerting of oncoming snow, with full-on snowfall warnings in place for the areas around Grande Prairie, Hinton, Jasper National Park, and Slave Lake.
Anywhere between 10 to 15 cm of snow is expected to fall before tapering off on Wednesday evening, according to the snowfall warnings, and parts of the province are already covered in a layer of snow.
The warnings have prompted the Government of Alberta to issue a Travel Advisory across the province, urging motorists to “drive to the conditions as winter weather arrives.”
The advisory also notes that drivers should check 511 Alberta for road conditions before heading out, keep to the posted speed limit, keep an emergency kit in their vehicle, and maintain a safe distance between vehicles.
Where the snow is especially bad, the warning advises postponing all non-essential travel until things clear up.