RCMP caution Capital region on bad roads Oct. 14

Leduc RCMP and the Integrated Traffic Unit asking motorists to to slow down on Queen Elizabeth 2 highway and adjacent roadways

  • Oct. 14, 2016 9:00 a.m.
Heavy snowfall south of Edmonton Oct. 14.

Heavy snowfall south of Edmonton Oct. 14.

Submitted by Cst. Julian Celms

Leduc RCMP

Leduc, AB – RCMP and Sheriffs are advising motorists of poor road conditions south of Edmonton on the Queen Elizabeth 2 highway, and adjacent roads. The inclement winter weather has resulted in winter driving conditions including poor visibility and a very slippery road surface. Motorists are advised to slow down and use caution when driving.

The Integrated Traffic Unit has placed a tow ban Highway 2 between Edmonton and Millet until further notice. The tow ban will be lifted when conditions improve and allow for safe tow operations on the highway.

Some winter driving tips:

  • Slow down when conditions are not ideal.
  • Motorists have a legal obligation to drive according to road conditions.
  • Keep your headlights on.
  • Do not use cruise control in winter conditions.
  • When travelling on snowy roads, try driving outside of the previous tire tracks to give you some extra traction.
  • Signal well in advance of turning to give other motorists time to anticipate and react to your actions.
  • Allow yourself extra distance to stop.
  • Remember that bridge decks may be slippery even when other parts of the highway are not, since they are subject temperature fluctuations.