Icy conditions cause wrecks in Red Deer and Hwy 2

A number of collisions kept Red Deer RCMP hustling on Friday morning, as local drivers contended with the first significant snowfall of the season.


A number of collisions kept Red Deer RCMP hustling on Friday morning, as local drivers contended with the first significant snowfall of the season.

Red Deer roads were slippery with a layer of ice and snow, prompting police to issue a warning to motorists.

There were also several collisions on Hwy 2 south of Red Deer causing traffic delays Friday afternoon. Snow was falling in Red Deer and south late in the morning and early in the afternoon.

Police have the following advice for drivers:

• slow down, adjust your speed for conditions

• give plenty of time to stop, do not brake hard or sudden

• leave plenty of room between you and the driver in front of you

• allow extra travel time when heading out

FROM INNISFAIL TRAFFIC SERVICES at 3:50 p.m. Friday, November 27

• Hwy 2 has been closed from Carstairs to Didsbury until further notice.

• Hwy 2 southbound is being re-routed to Hwy 2A at Didsbury overpass and northbound traffic is being re-routed at the Carstairs overpass.

Helpful links:


• More safe winter driving tips from AMA

Just Posted

Red Deer area businesses recognized at Business of the Year Awards night

“It’s an honour just to be nominated.” The popular words echoed throughout… Continue reading

Child sex offender should get 12 years: Crown prosecutor

Stuart Peter Hunt has pleaded guilty to 10 child sexual exploitation and pornography charges

Legalizing cannabis cost estimate for Red Deer just under $400k

Although the province of Alberta has announced $11.2 million for cannabis legalization,… Continue reading

WATCH: Every square tells a story: Edmonton expert is exploring Red Deer’s quilting history

Community members can bring in family heirloom quilts for documentation

Red Deer-area dads going through divorce are invited to Man Up

Support group formed to focus on positive activities, networking

WATCH: Two weeks away from Canadian Finals Rodeo in Red Deer

In just two weeks, Ponoka’s Shayna Weir will compete with the best… Continue reading

PHOTO: Say goodbye to City Hall Park flowers

A sure sign that winter is on its way is when City… Continue reading

PHOTO: Chew On This! campaign draws attention to national poverty

Lunch bags were being handed out in front of The Hub downtown… Continue reading

Wickenheiser, Pegula reflect NHL’s trend toward diversity

BUFFALO, N.Y. — With a laugh, Kim Pegula’s competitive nature kicked in… Continue reading

Harry and Meghan bring rain to drought-stricken Outback town

DUBBO, Australia — The Duke and Duchess of Sussex were jokingly thanked… Continue reading

TV Review: A Roseanne Barr-less ‘The Conners’ is a triumph

NEW YORK — Can there be a “Roseanne” without Roseanne? The answer… Continue reading

Canadian manufacturing sales fell 0.4 per cent in August: Statistics Canada

OTTAWA — Statistics Canada says manufacturing sales fell 0.4 per cent to… Continue reading

Brian Mulroney joins board of directors of New York-based pot company

NEW YORK — Former prime minister Brian Mulroney is joining the board… Continue reading

Canadians waking up to legalized cannabis: ‘My new dealer is the prime minister’

ST. JOHN’S, N.L. — Canadians across the country woke up to legalized… Continue reading

Most Read