- Created: Friday, 16 November 2018 05:24
It's winter driving for much of Alberta this morning.
Snow fell overnight as a winter storm moved across the province from the northwest. It's dumped more than two centimetres on Drumheller and some areas, including Hanna, were in danger of getting 10 centimetres or more.
Highways in the region are snow and ice covered and caution is advised to anyone who has to travel. There's also a strong wind out of the north, which could affect visibiility, which is already fair to poor in spots.
"I just want to remind people to stay off the roads unless it's absolutely necessary in weather like this," pleaded RCMP Corporal Gerald Sherk of the Drumheller Detachment. "We do have a layer of ice underneath the snow and pretty much all of the hills in the valley are turning out to be quite treacherous. As they get cleared up by service workers, things will be a little bit better this afternoon, but for the time being, people really need to keep travel down to a necessity."