Fog and air quality advisory for Red Deer area

Rural school buses cancelled

A fog and air quality advisory is in place for the Red Deer area.

Environment Canada said an area of dense fog has formed and drivers should be prepared for near-zero visibility at times. Fog is expected to dissipate this morning.

Areas affected include Red Deer, Lacombe, Rocky Mountain House, Nordegg, Stettler, Three Hills and Sundre.

Due to the fog school buses with Red Deer Catholic Regional Schools are not running this morning for Blackfalds, Sylvan Lake, Innisfail and Olds. But the schools are open for classes.

Buses are not running today for Chinook’s Edge School Division in Olds, Bowden, Innisfail, Spruce View, Penhold, Sylvan Lake, Delburne and Elnora. But the schools are open.

A special air quality statement was issued for Red Deer, Stettler, Lacombe and Ponoka areas where elevated pollution levels are expected until late Wednesday evening.

People may experience symptoms such as increased coughing, throat irritation, headaches or shortness of breath. Children, seniors, and those with cardiovascular or lung disease, such as asthma, are especially at risk. Consider reducing or rescheduling strenuous outdoor activities if symptoms are experienced.

Environment Canada says a change in the weather is expected for southern Alberta as a low pressure system is forecast to impact the province Thursday and Friday that may affect the Red Deer area.

Precipitation will be a mixture of rain, freezing rain, and snow. It is still uncertain where the highest amounts of precipitation will fall. It is likely that travel will be impacted along portions of the Trans-Canada Highway and the Hwy 2.

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