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Tow, travel advisories issued for area highways

Warmer weather and blowing snow have turned the Hwy 2 north of Red Deer and surrounding highways into a “skating rink”, RCMP said Monday.

Ponoka Integrated Traffic Services Const. Christopher Zerr said the winter has been nasty so far. Conditions on Monday in particular led RCMP to issue both a tow and travel advisories for highways north of Red Deer.

“It has caused the highway to completely freeze over,” said Zerr. “It’s an absolute skating rink.”

Drivers are urged to not travel on Hwy 2 and surrounding highways, including Hwys 11, 11A, 53 and 12.

“It is too dangerous to have tow trucks and emergency vehicles on the road just to remove vehicles,” Zerr said at about 12:30 p.m.

 
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