WATCH ABOVE: The Monday, January 19, 2015 traffic report and weather forecast for Edmonton, Alberta and the surrounding area.
EDMONTON – Drivers in and around Edmonton are in for difficult road conditions Monday after freezing rain fell overnight. The rain started in northwestern Alberta late Sunday evening, moving southeast through the Capital Region early Monday morning.
“The next band of freezing drizzle followed by light snow will move in [Monday] evening. We could see around five centimetres of snow,” said weather specialist Mike Sobel, who said the snow could continue into Tuesday morning.
Some freezing drizzle moved through the #yeg region. Warnings in effect for Eastern Alberta. #yegwx @GlobalEdmonton pic.twitter苏州夜网/ljn91qXRLQ
— Mike Sobel (@mikesobel) January 19, 2015
Paved surfaces like highways, sidewalks and parking lots may be icy and slippery.
“Use extreme caution this morning,” said Daintre Christensen, traffic specialist on the Morning News.
“Freezing rain is one of the most difficult road conditions to navigate, namely because it creates road ice that is not easily distinguishable,” she said, adding that ice can be patchy and cause sudden road condition changes within a few kilometres.
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“Take extra care along exit ramps and river crossing. Bridge decks are particularly susceptible to icing, and are treacherous to navigate,” she added.
FREEZING RAIN in the Edmonton area. Drive with caution this morning. Especially along bridge decks #yegtraffic pic.twitter苏州夜网/gNzrN4L6z6 — Daintre Christensen (@Daintre_) January 19, 2015
One of the best ways to track locally hazardous driving conditions is from local viewer reports. The #yegtraffic hashtag is often used by 桑拿会所 users reporting traffic issues within Edmonton.
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