Winter weather has finally arrived for areas of central Alberta including the County of Wetaskiwin as snow continues to fall throughout the day and into tomorrow.
511 Alberta stated this morning that due to actively falling snow and partly covered roads visibility is low to poor in some areas of central Alberta. While snowplows are active throughout the area, drivers are advised to take precautions.
Multi-vehicle collisions continue to occur on main highways including Highway II as road conditions deteriorate with ice build up and snow.
The national weather agency says that 10 to 20 cm of snow is forecast but some areas could see as much as 30 cm.
As of Tuesday morning Environment Canada expanded their snowfall warning to include areas of central Alberta such as Pigeon Lake, Leduc, Camrose, Rimbey and Wetaskiwin.
Local fire departments including Mulhurst Bay Fire and Rescue are reminding commuters to stock and keep an emergency kit in their vehicle. These kits can include extra mittens and winter wear, blankets, snacks, and first aid supplies.