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Canmore RCMP issue travel advisory for Trans-Canada Highway

"There is little to no visibility at times with some accumulation. On and off-ramps are also icy. Travel is not recommended at this time." 
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Environment Canada has issued a winter storm warning for Banff National Park, Kananaskis and Canmore on Sunday morning (Dec. 20). RMO FILE PHOTO

CANMORE – The Canmore RCMP is advising that road conditions along the Trans-Canada Highway in the Bow Valley are "very poor" Sunday morning (Dec. 20).

The travel advisory was issued at 7 a.m. and stated that between Highway 1X and the Banff Park Gates that road conditions have been affected by a winter snow storm overnight. 

"A winter storm has blown in with heavy, wet snow," wrote Cpl. Sabrina Clayton in a press release. 

"There is little to no visibility at times with some accumulation. On and off-ramps are also icy. Travel is not recommended at this time." 

Environment Canada also issued a wind warning for Canmore and a winter storm watch on Sunday morning.

According to the warnings, 30-50 centimetres of snow is expected by Tuesday evening (Dec. 22) in southwestern Alberta, while strong winds with severe and damaging gusts of up to 100-130 km/h are expected to continue on Sunday. 

Go to Alberta511 for up-to-date road driving conditions and Environment Canada for weather conditions. 


 

Tanya Foubert

About the Author: Tanya Foubert

Tanya Foubert started as a news reporter at the Rocky Mountain Outlook in 2006. She won the Canadian Community Newspaper Award for best news story for her coverage of the 2013 flood. In December 2018, she became editor of the Outlook.
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