SANDRA M STANWAY
Despite driving warnings for southern Alberta for much of Tuesday evening, motorists still ventured out. Collisions were reported in southern Alberta but none in the Brooks area.
RCMP in southern Alberta responded to about 83 collisions between 10:30 a.m. Tuesday and 10:30 a.m. Wednesday.
About four inches of snow fell in the Brooks area and ice did form on some roads but drivers were cautious.
Southern Alberta RCMP started to warn drivers particularly on Highway 1 west of Calgary at about 11 a.m. on Tuesday in anticipation of the storm.
At 11:30 p.m. an advisory was issued that travel was not recommended on all southern Alberta highways. Many motorists did become stranded on Highway 1.
At about 7 p.m. on Highway 2 between Bowden and Crossfield RCMP responded to a 25 to 30 vehicle collision that resulted in a death.
Alberta RCMP remind motorists to check weather conditions and traffic conditions on Alberta 511 before travelling.
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