Motorists urged to drive to winter conditions


Thick April snow blanketed the city Monday afternoon causing more than a few headaches for motorists.

While there were no official accident numbers available Monday night, there was still plenty of chatter about terrible driving conditions on social media.

If Elsa could just let winter go, that would be great. Until then, you know the #yegtraffic message: drive with care. Turn your lights on, take your time, and be courteous. #yeg #yegwx

— Edmonton Police (@edmontonpolice) April 16, 2018

Hey kids, retweet if you’re stuck in this #Gongshow surfing your phone wondering why you chose to live in this god forsaken place. I bet the bike lanes are moving nicely though #yegtraffic

— Shawn Metheral (@Metheral) April 16, 2018

Careful out there! Highways 779 between Highway 16A and Yellowhead (near Parkland County Offices) closed down due to a major collision. No timetable on when it is set to re-open. Crews on the scene #yegtraffic @881TheOne

— Mason Ulvestad (@TheOne_Mason) April 16, 2018

#lightsforlife illuminate your rear. Day time driving lights are not enough #yegtraffic

— Karen R (@Kookykarenka) April 17, 2018

Up to five centimetres of snow was expected to fall overnight with winds gusting to 5o km/h causing blowing snow problems for drivers.

Environment Canada said there was a 30 per cent chance of flurries early Tuesday morning with periods of snow starting in the morning coupled with a risk of freezing drizzle.

Up to four centimetres of snow is expected Tuesday.

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Source:: Edmonton Journal

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