Alberta Travellers’ Advisory: Severe Weather Forecast for the West and South

Albertans may want to reconsider travel plans with heavy snow and high winds forecast.

Areas of western and southern Alberta are under heavy snowfall and winter storm warnings or storm watches. Accumulations of up to 35 centimetres are expected in some areas – in some cases accompanied by high winds. The adverse weather is forecast to continue into Friday.

Drivers are advised to prepare for winter conditions and adjust driving habits accordingly.

Additional information

  • Know before you go – check 511 Alberta for the latest real time road conditions.
  • Drivers should consider postponing non-essential travel.
  • Posted speed limits are the maximum intended for ideal summer conditions. Drivers are reminded to slow down and drive for winter conditions.
  • Snow can accumulate quickly and visibility will be reduced.
  • Drivers are encouraged to have winter or all-weather tires on their vehicles.
  • Drivers are reminded to activate headlights so that tail lights are visible to other drivers following behind.
  • All vehicles should have a winter emergency kit during the winter months.
  • Please give snowplows room to work – stay back at least 10 metres to prevent collisions.