December 9, 2013
The 511 Alberta map might show decent road conditions, but the weather and our listeners say otherwise.
99.5 Drum FM has had reports from listeners this morning who say visibility is a big concern for travellers in the area.
Near whiteout conditions are reported on Highway 9 between the Morrin corner and Hanna, and visibility is said to be extremely poor on Highway 9 west of Drumheller, towards Beiseker.
Highway 56 North and South have slippery sections and blowing snow.
The roads themselves have a little fresh snow and the odd slippery spot and are in generally fair condition. Drivers may have to slow down to whatever visibility allows.
There are 5 buses not running in Hanna. They're Linda, Val, Urban, Shirley and Shellie's buses.
December 6, 2013
Decent when it comes to the roads in and around the valley. Your typical winter roads with some packed snow and slippery sections.
It's a day off for all Golden Hills Schools.
All buses have been cancelled this morning in Morrin, Hanna and Delia.
St. Anthony's and St. Luke's in Drumheller will have buses running.
December 5, 2013
Shawni-Jo called from Greentree School to say two of their buses would not start this morning. They are: Norma's bus #D4 and Tom's bus #D5. We have since heard that Wayne's Greentree bus is also a no-go today.
There are no other school or bus cancellations today.
December 4, 2013
It's much easier to get around the area today. All major highways in the Drumheller area have reopened, the last of them being Highway 9 west to Beiseker and Highway 575 to Carbon. The Trans-Canada between Calgary and Brooks is also open again, although there could be some packed snow in the driving lanes.
Secondary roads could still be snowbound, depending on whether the plows have got to them yet.
Road conditions are described as fair to good with slippery sections and some packed snow in the driving lanes and on the shoulders.
December 3, 2013
As of 5:15 p.m. on December 3:
As people begin their drive home, highways are beginning to reopen:
- Highway 9 west to Beiseker has reopened, so has Highway 575 to Carbon.
- Highway 27 west of the Morrin Corner is now open with drifting snow and partly covered roads.
- Highway 9 north to the Morrin Corner and east to Hanna is open. It's partially snow covered, slippery and there could be some drifting snow with the northern wind.
- Highway 56 south is open and the road is covered in snow.
- Highway 10, 10x are also open but the roads are partly covered in snow.
A section of Highway 21 is closed south of Highway 9 to Highway 564. Highway 1 between Strathmore and Brooks is also closed.
The forecast is calling for a chance of flurries tonight and a low of -18.
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