Roads remain in only fair condition as a winter storm continues to dump snow on Central Alberta. Most major highways have limited visibility and slippery sections. The Alberta Motor Association reports Stettler region highways in poor condition.

Central Alberta buried, more snow coming

Roads remain in only fair condition as a winter storm continues to dump snow on Central Alberta.

Roads remain in only fair condition as a winter storm continues to dump snow on Central Alberta.

Most major highways have limited visibility and slippery sections. The Alberta Motor Association reports Stettler region highways in poor condition.

The City of Red Deer has crews working around the clock to salt and sand roads. Officials advise to be careful driving around city equipment and not follow other vehicles too closely due to icy conditions.

RCMP report few collisions due in part to lower traffic numbers thanks to a long weekend’s start and a holiday at many schools.

Environment Canada issued a heavy snowfall warning with Central Alberta expected to get another five to 10 cm of snow through the day. The province’s southern section will get still more.

The storm hovering over the American Rockies and north has forecasts calling for temperatures of -12C today and -14C Saturday with more snow anticipated.

The sun will return Sunday with a high of -12C, but a chilly -24C overnight low. These are well below seasonal norms of 2C and -8C, which are expected to return by the middle of next week.

• Click here for updated weather information from Environment Canada

Just Posted

Forest fire smoke alert for Central Alberta

Poor air quality and reduced visibility

Ponoka liquor store robbed

One suspect charged so far

Women’s Outreach looking for school supplies for low income Central Albertans

With the back-to-school season upon us, Women’s Outreach is looking to the… Continue reading

Red Deerian spreads kindness with one card at a time

One Red Deerian wants to combat bullying by spreading kindness in the… Continue reading

Men posing as repo men attempt to steal vehicle in Red Deer County

Two men attempted to steal a utility vehicle from a Red Deer… Continue reading

WATCH: Annual Family Picnic at Central Spray and Play

Blue Grass Sod Farms Ltd. held the Annual Family Picnic at the… Continue reading

Turning on Trump doesn’t buy credibility for black Americans

WASHINGTON — For years, Omarosa Manigault Newman stood at Donald Trump’s side,… Continue reading

Senior Chinese monk accused of sexual misconduct quits post

BEIJING — One of China’s most high-profile Buddhist monks has resigned from… Continue reading

Priests molested 1,000 children in Pennsylvania, report says

HARRISBURG, Pa. — A priest raped a 7-year-old girl while he was… Continue reading

Death toll hits 39 in Italy bridge collapse; blame begins

GENOA, Italy — Italian emergency workers pulled two more bodies out of… Continue reading

Constellation Brands spending $5 billion to increase stake in Canopy Growth

SMITH FALLS, Ont. — Constellation Brands has signed a deal to invest… Continue reading

Women-owned businesses generate $68,000 less revenue than men’s: survey

TORONTO — When Dionne Laslo-Baker sought a bank loan to expand her… Continue reading

Hedley frontman Jacob Hoggard’s alleged sex offences case returns to court

TORONTO — The case of Hedley frontman Jacob Hoggard, who faces three… Continue reading

Fredericton woman recounts terrifying moments after gunshots rang out

FREDERICTON — She awoke to the crack of gunfire, the shots fired… Continue reading

Most Read


Five-day delivery plus unlimited digital access for $185 for 260 issues (must live in delivery area to qualify) Unlimited Digital Access 99 cents for the first four weeks and then only $15 per month Five-day delivery plus unlimited digital access for $15 a month