Winter Hits In Alberta

Winter has hit hard in Alberta. The QEII Highway was closed earlier today.
Winter has hit hard in Alberta. The QEII Highway was closed earlier today.

Winter has hit hard in Alberta. The QEII Highway was closed earlier today.
Winter has hit hard in Alberta. The QEII Highway was closed earlier today.

CALGARY – Winter has arrived in Alberta. It is the second day of the ski season at Sunshine Village. Earlier this morning, Sunshine was reporting 12cm of fresh powder snow.

The winter weather has impacted highway conditions across the province. Travel on many highways across the province is not recommended.

Highway #2 north of the City of Airdrie is now fully open in both directions.

Numerous single vehicle collisions and four multi vehicle collisions occurred in a very short period of time shortly after 8am this morning between Airdrie and Carstairs on Highway #2.
 
1) Highway #2 north bound at Highway #72 had a pileup of 20 vehicles including one semi truck.  Minor injuries were reported at this scene.
 
2) Highway #2 south bound at Highway #73 had a pile up of 15 vehicles including three semi trucks.  Minor injuries were report at this scene.
 
3) Highway #2 south bound near the Dickson Stevenson Rest Stop had a four vehicle collision that involved one semi truck.  One adult male was taken to hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries.
 
4) Highway #2 south bound at the Acme Overpass (Exit 305) had a four vehicle collision that involved three semi trucks and one passenger car.  Three adult males from the car where taken to hospital, one of these males is in serious condition with life threatening injuries.
  
Although the highway is now open, travel is still not recommended.
Alberta's iconic Sunshine Village is now open for the season. The resort averages up to 32 feet of snow in the winter.
Alberta’s iconic Sunshine Village is now open for the season. The resort averages up to 32 feet of snow in the winter.
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