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52 accidents on Highway II between Calgary and Edmonton Wednesday: RCMP

Poor road conditions continuing Thursday morning
An accident on Highway II just outside of Red Deer was one of many across the province on Wednesday. (Advocate file photo)

The Alberta RCMP reported 52 accidents, resulting in three injuries on Highway II between Edmonton and Calgary on Wednesday.

As of 9:30 a.m., Thursday, RCMP said they expect poor driving conditions to continue and advised drivers to stay home if they do not have to travel.

“If you must travel, RCMP want to advise motorists to use extreme caution, slow down and maintain an increased distance between yourself and other drivers,” RCMP said in a release.

RCMP in Leduc around 9:30 a.m. Thursday that they were responding to several collisions on Highway II due to “low visibility, blowing snow and icy roads.”

A collision caused the highway lane on the QEII northbound near Olds to be closed at around 11:20 a.m., but it was cleared by 11:42 a.m.

Environment Canada still had a snowfall warning in effect Thursday for Mountainview County, including Olds. They said a long period of snowfall of 10 to 30 cm is expected by Friday morning.

Byron Hackett

About the Author: Byron Hackett

I have been apart of the Red Deer Advocate Black Press Media team since 2017, starting as a sports reporter.
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