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Grande Prairie RCMP warning of dangerous conditions east of Alberta border

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GRANDE PRAIRIE, A.B. – Police in Grande Prairie are warning motorists of treacherous road conditions east of the Alberta border.

In a release, RCMP Cst. Melanie McIntosh said that rural highways are covered in snow drifts, while drivers are experiencing white-out conditions. In particular, Cst. McIntosh said Highway 43 between Grande Prairie and Beaverlodge, Highway 674 near Sexsmith, and Highway 733 between Bezanson and Wanham are all experiencing heavily backed-up traffic due to a number of collisions.

Police are advising motorists to postpone their journeys, but that if you must be on the road to remember the following:

  • Keep your vehicle, especially windows and mirrors, clear of snow and ice.
  • Drive with your headlights on.
  • Avoid sudden moves.
  • Leave enough room between you and the vehicle you are following.
  • Slow down and adjust your driving to the changing environment and road conditions.
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