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Canmore RCMP advise against non-essential travel along TCH

Road conditions near Lac Des Arcs on the Trans-Canada Highway in both directions are deteriorating with Canmore RCMP recommending against non-essential travel Friday evening (Oct. 16)
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Canmore RCMP are recommending against non-essential travel on the Trans-Canada near Lac Des Arcs due to deteriorating winter driving conditions. EVAN BUHLER RMO PHOTO

CANMORE – The Canmore RCMP is advising against any non-essential travel on the Trans-Canada Highway due to heavy snow and poor road conditions.

A press release issued at 7:30 p.m. Friday (Oct. 16) states non-essential travel near Lac Des Arcs on the TCH is not recommended in either direction.

"Road conditions are deteriorating with snow and ice accumulation and traffic is proceeding very slowly," stated the release.

Motorists are advised to check with Alberta511 for up-to-date road conditions and Environment Canada for weather updates. 

Canmore, Banff, Lake Louise and Spray Valley Provincial Park remain under a snowfall warning with 10 to 15 centimetres expected overnight. 

According to Environment Canada, the highest amounts of snow are expected along the foothills and Rocky Mountains. 



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