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FREEZING RAIN | Alberta

Freezing rain makes highway 'impassable' in central Alberta


CBC News

Friday, November 9, 2018, 12:30 PM - Motorists are being urged to avoid a major highway that leads to northwestern Alberta after freezing rain moved into the province Friday morning.

In a Friday morning news release sent at about 9:15 a.m., Highway 43 was described as "impassable" north of Highway 16 by RCMP in Stony Plain, Spruce Grove and Enoch.

With numerous vehicles in the ditch, RCMP also said there is a tow advisory, meaning there is limited access to tow trucks.

Leduc RCMP are also urging drivers to slow down as local roads and highways have become slippery and dangerous as a result of freezing rain.



"You can reduce your risk of causing a collision by slowing down, leaving a safe distance between vehicles, and not being distracted when driving," police said in a news release.




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