Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Mounties Say Icy Roads, Zero Visibility, 30-40 Vehicles in Ditch West of Calgary

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Mounties Say Icy Roads, Zero Visibility, 30-40 Vehicles in Ditch West of Calgary

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'Quite a mess' on Highway 1 west of Calgary: RCMP

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COCHRANE, Alta. - Icy roads, blowing snow and reduced visibility in and around Calgary have police warning drivers to stay off the roads if possible.

RCMP say there were 30 to 40 vehicles in the ditch Friday afternoon in the east lanes of the Trans-Canada Highway at Scott Lake Hill between Calgary and Canmore, and those that were blocking driving lanes have been removed.

A multi-vehicle crash earlier Friday closed one of the eastbound lanes of Highway 1A at Bearspaw Road west of Calgary.

All east and westbound lanes of the Trans-Canada Highway were open late Friday afternoon.

There were no reports of serious injuries.

Police say motorists should avoid non-essential travel on the Trans-Canada Highway in and around Calgary. …

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