- RCMP is cautioning Alberta drivers ahead of Christmas weekend.
- RCMP said they had received numerous complaints about unsafe driving in winter conditions.
RCMP is cautioning Alberta drivers ahead of Christmas weekend.
Lake Louise RCMP said they had received numerous complaints about unsafe driving in winter conditions. They ask drivers to use patience this holiday season, especially around semis and allow for sufficient passing distance.
“Snow is in the forecast throughout the Christmas weekend, as well as cold temperatures. The weather could be both frightening and pose serious dangers for travelers,” RCMP stated in a statement.
In a post to Twitter around 3 p.m. on Thursday, 511 Alberta cautioned the heading to Banff National Park for the weekend and warned of winter road conditions and reduced visibility. The group stated there were reports of multiple vehicles in the ditch near Dead Man’s Flats east of Canmore.
The Calgary Transportation said blowing snow has brought out city plows on Thursday afternoon, with crews working through the holidays in a post on social media.
“Low temps can cause ice. Plan ahead. Stay safe,” the post read.
Crews focus on plowing main roads in Calgary and putting down abrasives to assist with traction.
Environment Canada is forecasting hefty snow in Calgary throughout Thursday evening, possible flurries Friday and temperatures below –20 C throughout the weekend.