Albertans warned against travelling on Highway 2 due to heavy snow

Mar 8 2019, 5:46 pm

Any Calgarian with a date in Edmonton may want to consider postponing it.

Environment Canada has issued multiple weather warnings throughout the province, with heavy snow coming down in the regions north of Calgary and causing Highway 2 to become a dangerous route to travel.

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“QEII from Calgary to Bowden, all nonessential travel is not recommended at this time due to deteriorating road conditions and visibility because of weather,” The Twitter account 511 Alberta posted on Thursday night.

Between 10 to 20 cm of snowfall is expected to fall by this afternoon for the regions of Airdrie, Edmonton, Drumheller, Fort Saskatchewan, Leduc, Red Deer, Rocky Mountain House, and Spruce Grove.

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Snowfall warnings in Alberta (Environment Canada)

“Rapidly accumulating snow could make travel difficult over some locations,” the snowfall warning reads.

“Visibility may be suddenly reduced at times in heavy snow. If visibility is reduced while driving, slow down, watch for taillights ahead and be prepared to stop.”

The snowfall is expected to taper off by this afternoon.

Keep an eye on 511 Alberta to find out when/if Highway 2 becomes safe to drive again.