Edmontonians woke up to icy conditions on the roads this morning when a frost warning was in effect.
According to Environment Canada, the freezing rain warning has ceased for Edmonton, Sherwood Park and St. Louis. Albert.
According to the Edmonton Police Service (EPS) from 6 p.m. 05.00 to 09.30 a total of 59 collisions have been reported. One hit and ran, four with injuries and 54 causing material damage.
EPS reminds motorists to slow down and drive to road conditions.
The Edmonton Transit Service has now resumed, but reminds people taking transit that they will move more slowly due to road conditions.
According to 511 Alberta, the official road report for the province, the roads from Edmonton to Entwistle and Red Deer were covered in ice, as well as reports of collisions with several vehicles on several highways throughout the province.
There is no ETA on how long the freezing rain will last this morning, but drivers, hikers and anyone who will be using the roads this morning will be asked to take extra time and plan delays. You can also follow the hashtag #ABstorm for more.
Today’s weather forecast
Today: Freezing rain changes to periods of rain and ends in the morning and then clearing. The wind will be southwest 20 km / h in the afternoon. High 6. Wind cold minus 6 this morning. UV index 1 or low.
Tonight: Clear. Will be partly cloudy tonight. Wind southwest 20 km / h. Low plus 1.
Tomorrow: A mixture of sun and clouds with a 30 percent chance of rain showers or thunderstorms. High plus 5. UV index 1 or low.
Sunrise: 8:18 MDT
Sunset: 16:24 MDT
Average High: -3 ° C
Average low: -11 °C
Max .: -3.3 ° C
Mine.: -16.2 ° C
Total rainfall: 0.0 mm
On this day (1996-2019)
Highest temperature: 8.6 °C ind 2005
Lowest temperature: -24.0 °C in 2006
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