-The heavy snow that’s been hitting southern Alberta has created EXTREME winter driving conditions. There was a big pile-up between Bowden and Crossfield–which forced RCMP to shut down the QE-2 –northbound and southbound.
They also say that collision was deadly—-although they haven’t said how many people were killed or hurt.
The Trans-Canada Highway was closed for hours as well. Mounties were eventually able to evacuate those who’d been stranded. They were taken to a warming center in Canmore.
The bottom line—-is that unless you’ve got an emergency and absolutely NEED to head south today—-don’t do it. The roads in southern Alberta are a huge mess this morning.
-Sometimes you just need a little help from your friends. As Calgary tries to dig out from a huge amount of snow—they’ve asked the city of Edmonton for a hand. Thirty Edmonton plows made their way south late yesterday–in a move that’s believed to be a first between the two cities. They’ll be helping for about 24 to 36 hours. Mayor Don Iveson says Edmonton will be reimbursed under the Mutual Aid Agreement. (photo credit–CBC/CTV-Edmonton/Sean Amato)