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Collisions mount after fresh snowfall

A light snowfall and fog contributed to numerous Hwy 2 and city traffic incidents during the Wednesday morning commute.

Officers from the RCMP’s Innisfail Integrated Traffic Unit responded to two rollovers on Hwy 2 — both northbound and southbound — in Gasoline Alley. Another occurred south of the Hwy 42 overpass in the southbound lanes while a car in the north ditch just west of the Gaetz Avenue flyover created concern for northbound traffic emerging from beneath the flyover.

City RCMP responded to a collision at 32nd Street and 40th Avenue that tied up traffic.

Slick roads from freshly fallen snow contributed to many incidents, as did poor visibility south of the city from overnight fog mixed with snow.

Snowfall is forecast to end late this morning and fog is to burn off as Central Alberta heads towards a high of -6C. Sunshine returns on Thursday with a high of -5C before another chinook brings back moderate temperatures around 0C through the weekend and early next week.



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