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.