January 22nd, 2021

With roads a mess, more early winter on the way

By COLLIN GALLANT on November 19, 2020.

City crews clear snow banks along Southview Drive on Tuesday morning in Medicine Hat. More snow was forecast to fall in the region overnight beginning on Wednesday evening.--News Photo Collin Gallant

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com@CollinGallant

Early winter isn’t done yet this fall.

New flurries were expected in southeast Alberta late Wednesday, and poor driving conditions persisted in southwest Saskatchewan.

On Wednesday morning RCMP in southwest Saskatchewan advised against travel on the Trans-Canada Highway east and west of Swift Current as slick conditions forced several vehicles into the ditches overnight.

Hardest hit areas were secondary provincial highways Nos. 37 and 332 connecting Gull lake to Cabri, but the advisory was lifted in the early afternoon.

Highway conditions in southeast Alberta were generally good throughout the day, though dense fog was predicted in the Medicine Hat and Brooks regions, and as far north as Oyen for Wednesday afternoon, as a general cooling trend followed in behind a chinook.

The forecast for Medicine Hat showed an end to the warming trend on Wednesday evening, with flurries expected, then daily highs around freezing for the remainder of the week.

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