Grass fire leads to smoky evening commute in West Edmonton (VIDEOS)
A grass fire is sending plumes of smoke into the sky along Anthony Henday Drive Monday afternoon.
Edmonton Police is urging drivers to avoid the north and southbound lanes of Anthony Henday between Yellowhead Trail and Stony Plain Road.
“Police are on scene and request that motorists use a different route. Visibility is low, and drivers need to exercise caution,” a tweet from the department reads.
Motorists are asked to avoid the north & southbound lanes of Anthony Henday, between Yellowhead Trail and Stony Plain Road, due to a grass fire.
Police are on scene and request that motorists use a different route. Visibility is low and drivers need to exercise caution. pic.twitter.com/m9u0Su6NK8
— Edmonton Police (@edmontonpolice) May 2, 2023
Locals have shared videos of the area online which capture the vastness of the smoke.
Big grass fire on the Henday! #edmonton #grassfire #anthonyhenday #forestfire #albertafire #fire pic.twitter.com/940DzAKjpl
— Braden (@6raden) May 1, 2023
Stay clear of the West Anthony Henday#edmontonfire #yeg #fire #smoke #wind #anthonyhenday pic.twitter.com/NHyvcXRm5r
— Park Landscaping (@ParkLandscapes) May 1, 2023
Anthony Henday Edmonton pic.twitter.com/sBQPTcAboK
— Motomom (@Motomom128302) May 1, 2023