Alberta Mirror

Monday, December 4, 2023

Environment Canada relaxes icy rain alerts for Edmonton, other zones


Key takeaways: 

  •  On Highway 16 east of Sherwood Park, three semis jack-knifed.
  • A small SUV got dangled up on a concrete barrier along Parsons Road as frosty rain made roadways slippery in Edmonton Wednesday. 

Alerts for frosty rains lifted by Environment Canada: 

All icy rain alerts declared by Environment Canada Tuesday for Edmonton and additional parts of Alberta terminated soon afternoon Wednesday.

Drivers in Edmonton and regions of central and northern Alberta had been dealing with slick situations as icy rain left local routes and roadways slippery with frost.

Edmonton police recorded 100 crashes as of 3 p.m. Wednesday — 77 concerning property damage, 19 crash and runs, and four crashes resulting in damage.

Alberta Health Services stated emergency medical services units reacted to 103 emergency calls for drops and falls Wednesday in Edmonton and covering zones, most of them connected to climate situations.

In a post to Twitter roughly 7 a.m., Alberta 511 warned that multiple highways were wrapped in ice and snow with inadequate visibility in numerous zones.

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Environment Canada lifts alerts on icy rain

Fort Saskatchewan RCMP stated road situations were frozen when three tractor-trailer crews jack-knifed in the eastbound routes of Highway 16 at Range Road 210 just ere 7 a.m. The set is approximately 24 kilometres east of Sherwood Park.

Nobody was hurt.

Traffic was stopped but the freezing situations made it dangerous to redirect traffic, police stated in an advisory Wednesday morning. Travel in the region was not advised.

The Parkland School Division called off morning and afternoon bus service. 

Elk Island Public Schools called off morning service and stated a conclusion on afternoon bus runs would be completed later.

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