Snow, freezing rain causes poor driving conditions

Freezing rain, poor visibility and icy roads caused dangerous driving conditions on the highways on Thursday. Police reported multiple rollovers and minor collisions including a rollover near Gasoline Alley along Hwy 2 and between Red Deer and Lacombe.

Freezing rain, poor visibility and icy roads caused dangerous driving conditions on the highways on Thursday.

Police reported multiple rollovers and minor collisions including a rollover near Gasoline Alley along Hwy 2 and between Red Deer and Lacombe.

Roads were partly covered with snow and ice near Innisfail, Penhold, and Blackfalds.

Areas to the north and east of Red Deer felt the brunt of the seasonal conditions with snowfall warnings issued throughout the day. Red Deer was expected to received between 2 cm to 4 cm on Thursday.

Environment Canada meteorologist Bill McMurtry said the snow was expected to taper off in the early afternoon in Red Deer but could develop later in the day or early evening. The city could see about 5cm of snow overnight.

“Then we’re dealing with a somewhat seasonal or slightly seasonal air mass over the area and a little instability as we get to the end of the weekend into early next week,” said McMurtry. “We could see a little more snow. There is a lot of weather happening in the province right now but most of it is north or east of the Red Deer area.”

Heavy snow was expected in the northwest of the province with some locations expected to get between 10 to 20 cms.

Temperatures of daytime highs of -10C on Friday and -8C on Saturday and -9C on Sunday are expected. The temperature is expected to dip to -17C overnight on Friday. Cloudy conditions will continue throughout the weekend.

Just Posted

Break-in at Red Deer business

Social media reports confirm a business break and enter in Red Deer… Continue reading

‘Rough waters’: Spill raises new questions about fast-growing N.L. oil industry

ST. JOHN’S, N.L. — Newfoundland and Labrador’s ambitious plans to dramatically expand… Continue reading

Trudeau rules out snap election call, national ballot slated for Oct. 21

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says there will be no early… Continue reading

Canadian firm says it has found largest diamond ever unearthed in North America

YELLOWKNIFE — A Canadian mining firm says it has unearthed the largest… Continue reading

Man from Olds killed in collision near Sundre

A 39-year-old man from Olds was killed in a collision near Sundre… Continue reading

WATCH: More than 100 protest UN migration pact, carbon tax in Red Deer

Chants of “Trudeau must go” echoed through the streets of downtown Red… Continue reading

Baloo the cat is back at home after being mistakenly shipped to Montreal

HALIFAX — Much to the relief of his loving family, Baloo the… Continue reading

‘It’s what we do’: Famous Newfoundlanders help replace veteran’s stolen guitar

ST. JOHN’S, N.L. — Two famous Newfoundlanders stepped in to help an… Continue reading

Quebec’s anti-corruption unit blames media coverage for recruiting troubles

MONTREAL — Seven years after it was created, Quebec’s anti-corruption unit is… Continue reading

Former PQ cabinet minister poised to become next Bloc Quebecois leader

MONTREAL — It appears likely that Yves-Francois Blanchet, a former Parti Quebecois… Continue reading

J&J hammered by report it knew of asbestos in baby powder

NEW YORK — Johnson & Johnson on Friday forcefully denied a media… Continue reading

Police want direct talk with missing Colorado woman’s fiance

DENVER — An official leading the search for a missing Colorado woman… Continue reading

Death of 7-year-old on border raises questions

WASHINGTON — Just 7 years old, Jakelin Amei Rosmery Caal Maquin was… Continue reading

Tkachuk’s goal in 3rd gives Flames 2-1 win over Wild

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Matthew Tkachuk scored the go-ahead goal midway through… Continue reading

Most Read