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 You will find the most recent weather information at Environment Canada's Weather Office.
 

 

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Up-to-Date road information, including traffic delays is just a click or call away, call 5-1-1 toll free or visit the website or twitter of 5-1-1.

 

http://511.alberta.ca/ab/en.html
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Visit http://www.reddeer.ca/city-services/roads/snow-and-ice-program/ for full details on the 2014-15 Snow and Ice Program.

 

Airport Delays and Cancellations 

 
Click here for the latest delays and cancellations at the Calgary International Airport.
Click here for the latest delays and cancellations at the Edmonton International Airport. 

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FRI SCHOOL/BUS/EVENT CANCELLATION UPDATE (NOV. 29):
 

ALL RED DEER PUBLIC SCHOOL BUSES ARE RUNNING TODAY AND THE SCHOOLS ARE OPEN.


IN THE RED DEER CATHOLIC DIVISION, 35 BUSES ARE CANCELLED AND TWO ARE DELAYED. S-2 AND S-22 ARE DELAYED AS ARE ROUTES 33 AND S-7. S-17 TO S-60 ARE CANCELLED, S-14 RURAL TO S-51 ARE ALSO CANCELLED.


IN THE CHINOOKS EDGE SCHOOL DIVISION, ALL BUSES ARE RUNNING ON TIME.


IN THE WOLF CREEK SCHOOL DIVISION, ALL BUSES ARE CANCELLED AS THERE IS NO SCHOOL TODAY, THEY'RE CLOSED DUE TO THE IMPASSIBLE ROADS IN MANY PLACES.


IN THE CLEARVIEW SCHOOL DISTRICT, ALL BUSES ARE RUNNING TODAY.


IN THE WILDROSE SCHOOL DIVISION, 61 BUSES ARE CANCELLED WHILE TWO ARE DELAYED. ROUTE 34 IS AN HOUR AND A HALF LATE WHILE ROUTE 56 IS ONE HOUR LATE. CANCELLED ROUTES INCLUDE 6, 10 & 11, 14, 18-22, 25, 27 & 28, 31 & 32, 35-55 AND 57 - 772.


PARKLAND SCHOOL BUSES WILL NOT BE RUNNING TODAY (FRI) BUT SCHOOLS ARE OPEN.


K.C.S. ASSOCIATION IN SYLVAN LAKE IS CLOSED TODAY (FRI).

 

ASPIRE SPECIAL NEEDS RESOURCE CENTRE IS OPEN, BUT ALL TRANSPORTATION IS CANCELLED FOR THE MORNING CLASSES ONLY.

 

THE LIGHTHOUSE CHRISTIAN ACADEMY IN SYLVAN LAKE IS CLOSED TODAY.

 

ALSO, THE SANTA CLAUSE PARADE AND FIREWORKS PLANNED FOR TONIGHT (FRI IN SYLVAN LAKE AS PART OF THE YULETIDE FESTIVAL HAVE BEEN CANCELLED.  A KIDS ZONE WILL BE HOSTED FROM 5-8 TONIGHT INSTEAD.


THE CITY OF LACOMBE HAS CANCELLED ALL ACTIVITIES PLANNED FOR THEIR LUMELIGHT PLANS, INCLUDING THE FIREWORKS, KIDS CRAFTS AND ICE CARVING.


SOME OF THE RED DEER COLLEGE TEAMS WILL NOT BE PLAYING THIS WEEKEND DUE TO THE WEATHER.  THE KINGS AND QUEENS BASKETBALL TEAMS WILL NOT BE GOING TO BRIERCREST THIS WEEKEND AND THE ACAC CURLING BONSPIEL HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

 

“Rimbey’s Santa Night is cancelled for November 28th due to weather.
It is rescheduled for December 5th.”


THE ROCKY MOUNTAIN HOUSE PARADE OF LIGHTS IS ON TOMORROW (STARTING AT 11 AM SAT), WITH LOTS OF ACTIVITIES FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY, THEN THE LIGHT PARADE AT 7 PM.
 


WINTER WEATHER -   A SNOWFALL WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR MANY CENTRAL ALBERTA AREAS, INCLUDING RED DEER, ROCKY, STETTLER, INNISFAIL AND NORTH TO EDMONTON WITH 2 - 4 CM MORE SNOW IN THE RED DEER REGION TODAY (FRI.  THE WINTER STORM WARNINGS ARE STILL IN EFFECT FOR THE MOUNTAINS, INCLUDING BANFF,  JASPER AND NORDEGG.
STRONG WINDS WILL CREATE WINDCHILLS AROUND -30 TODAY.
 DRIFTING SNOW AND ICY CONDITIONS HAS MADE HIGHWAYS AND STREETS SNOW COVERED AND VERY SLIPPERY.
EXTREME CAUTION IS ADVISED IF YOU ARE TRAVELLING.   PLOWING AND SANDING CREWS ARE OUT. 
FOR MORE DETAILS, VISIT OUR WEBSITE AND CLICK ON CARSTAR STORM CENTRAL. 
RCMP DRIVING WARNING -  RED DEER MOUNTIES ARE REMINDING DRIVERS TO TAKE IT EASY AND BE SMART OUT ON THE ROADS.
AS THE SNOW CONTINUES TO FALL, RCMP SAY SLOW DOWN, LEAVE EXTRA ROOM BETWEEN VEHICLES, REMOVE ALL SNOW FROM YOUR VEHICLE BEFORE HEADING OUT AND TURN YOUR HEADLIGHTS ON.
POLICE SAY PRACTISING SAFE DRIVING IN THESE CONDITIONS DRASTICALLY REDUCES THE NUMBER OF COLLISIONS THAT TAKE PLACE.
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OFFICER INJURED IN CRASH -  AN ALBERTA SHERIFF WAS SENT TO HOSPITAL THURSDAY AFTERNOON AFTER BEING STRUCK BY AN OUT OF CONTROL SEMI WHILE CHECKING ON THE OCCUPANTS OF ANOTHER CRASH.  THE OFFICER WAS TAKEN TO HOSPITAL FOR SERIOUS BUT NON LIFE THREATENING INJURIES.   THE OFFICER HAD STOPPED TO ASSIST MOTORISTS AT A COLLISION ON THE QE-2 SOUTHBOUND NEAR LACOMBE JUST BEFORE 1 YESTERDAY AFTERNOON AND WAS HIT BY A PASSING SEMI THAT WENT OUT OF CONTROL.
YESTERDAY AFTERNOON THERE WAS ALSO A SINGLE VEHICLE ROLLOVER NORTH OF HIGHWAY 12 NEAR LACOMBE WITH SEVERAL OTHER VEHICLES IN THE DITCH AS WELL.
AS A RESULT, RCMP WERE NOT RECOMMENDING TRAVEL ON THE QE2 IN THE RED DEER AREA AND HAD CLOSED THE SOUTHBOUND LANES AT HIGHWAY 12 IN LACOMBE.
POLICE ALSO SAY A TANKER TRUCK THAT ROLLED IN THE SOUTHBOUND LANES OF THE QE2 NEAR 67TH STREET WAS ALSO LEAKING FUEL WHILE THEY ASSISTED WITH SEVERAL SERIOUS COLLISIONS IN THE REGION THURSDAY.
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THURSDAY, NOV 27TH 5PM UPDATE: 
  
TRAFFIC NOT RECOMMENDED - HIGHWAY TRAFFIC IS NOT BEING RECOMMENDED TO ANYONE TONIGHT. THERE HAVE BEEN NUMEROUS COLLISIONS AND ACCIDENTS ON THE QE2 AND SURROUNDING HIGHWAYS ALL DAY TODAY. RIGHT NOW NO MAJOR INJURIES OR FATALITIES HAVE BEEN REPORTED, BUT ONE OFFICER WAS INJURED AFTER HIS CRUISER WAS STRUCK WHILE ATTENDING AN ACCIDENT SOUTH OF LACOMBE. TRAFFIC IS VERY SLOW MOVING RIGHT NOW ON THE QE2 BETWEEN CALGARY AND EDMONTON, AND MOTORISTS ARE ASKED TO STAY OFF PROVINCIAL HIGHWAYS.
 

CANCELLATIONS - TODAY’S WEATHER HAS CREATED SOME CANCELLATIONS AROUND CENTRAL ALBERTA. ALL WOLF CREEK PUBLIC SCHOOLS WILL BE CLOSED TOMORROW, ALONG WITH MAMAWI ATOSKETAN NATIVE SCHOOL NORTH OF PONOKA. ALSO, THE SANTA CLAUSE PARADE AND FIREWORKS PLANNED FOR TOMORROW NIGHT IN SYLVAN LAKE AS PART OF THE YULETIDE FESTIVAL HAVE BEEN CANCELLED. A KIDS ZONE WILL BE HOSTED FROM 5-8 TOMORROW NIGHT INSTEAD. AND THE CITY OF LACOMBE HAS CANCELLED ALL ACTIVITIES PLANNED FOR THEIR LUMELIGHT PLANS, INCLUDING THE FIREWORKS AND ICE CARVING. HOWEVER, THE  SANTA CLAUSE PARADE AND TREE LIGHTING PLANNED FOR TONIGHT IS STILL A GO. THAT WILL BEGIN AT 5:30.

 
WEATHER WARNINGS/WATCHES:
 
Snowfall warning in effect for the City of Red Deer, Red Deer County, Lacombe County, Ponoka County
 
A long period of snowfall, with total amounts of 20 to 30 cm is expected.
 
A major Pacific weather system is bringing heavy snowfall to parts of central Alberta through Friday.
 
The snow is slowly spreading eastward and will continue through Friday. Snowfall totals for this system, by the time Friday evening arrives, will likely be in the 15 to 30 cm range.
 
Brisk northeasterly winds are also generating drifting or blowing snow in open areas and along major highways.
 
Behind the system, frigid Arctic air will drop daytime highs well below normal for the weekend.
 
Snowfall warnings are issued when 10 cm of snow or more is expected to fall in 12 hours or less.
 
Consider postponing non-essential travel until conditions improve. Visibility may be suddenly reduced at times in heavy snow. There may be a significant impact on rush hour traffic in urban areas.
 
Environment Canada meteorologists will update alerts as required. Please continue to monitor your local media or Weatheradio for further updates. If you would like to report severe weather, you can call 1-800-239-0484 or send an email to storm@ec.gc.ca or tweet reports to #ABStorm.
 
 
 
 
 
 

 BUSES CANCELLED (NOV. 27)  - 
NO SCHOOL BUS DELAYS OR CANCELLATIONS TO TELL YOU ABOUT IN THE RED DEER PUBLIC SCHOOL DIVISION TODAY.
IN RED DEER CATHOLIC, 8 BUSES ARE DELAYED, FOUR ARE NOW CANCELLED.
ROUTE S-29, S-56, S-57 AND S-58 ARE CANCELLED WHILE ROUTES S-2, S-7, S-33, S-36, S-39, S-49, S-50 AND S-60 ARE DELAYED.
IN CHINOOKS EDGE, SOME ROUTES ARE DELAYED INCLUDING SP-4 IN SPRUCEVIEW AND SL-7 IN SYLVAN LAKE.
IN THE WOLF CREEK SCHOOL DIVISION, ALL ROUTES ARE DELAYED THIS MORNING.
IN THE CLEARVIEW SCHOOL DIVISION, SOME ROUTES ARE RUNNING LATE INCLUDING C100 IN BOTHA, C-69 IN ERSKINE, C-91 IN STETTLER AND C-73 IN STETTLER.
AND IN THE WILDROSE SCHOOL DIVISION, THERE IS 1 BUS DELAYED AND 60 ROUTES CANCELLED. FURTHER DETAILS CAN BE FOUND ON OUR WEBSITE. 

CITY OF RED DEER OFFICIALS SAY CREWS ARE OUT PLOWING AND SANDING HILLS AND BRIDGES AND THE ARTERIALS THIS MORNING. CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS. www.reddeer.ca/city-services/roads/snow-and-ice-program/


 

 


WEATHER WARNINGS (NOV. 27) -  ENVIRONMENT CANADA HAS ISSUED A SNOWFALL WARNING FOR THE RED DEER REGION, STRETCHING NORTH THROUGH EDMONTON, SOUTH THROUGH INNISFAIL, EAST THROUGH STETTLER AND CORONATION AND WEST TO ROCKY.  
WINTER STORM WARNINGS ARE IN EFFECT IN WESTERN REGIONS AND THE MOUNTAINS, INCLUDING NORDEGG-BANFF AND JASPER.
A MAJOR PACIFIC FRONTAL SYSTEM WILL BRING HEAVY SNOWFALL TO PARTS OF CENTRAL ALBERTA TODAY AND TOMORROW. 
A LONG PERIOD OF SNOWFALL, WITH TOTAL AMOUNTS OF 20 TO 30 CM IS EXPECTED WITH SOME STRONG WINDS THAT WILL GENERATE BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW IN OPEN AREAS AND ALONG HIGHWAYS.  MOTORISTS ARE ADVISED TO ALLOW EXTRA TIME AND USE CAUTION WHEN TRAVELLING.

BEHIND THE SYSTEM, FRIGID ARCTIC AIR WILL DROP DAYTIME HIGHS WELL BELOW NORMAL FOR THE WEEKEND.

 

 

 

 2014 CONSTRUCTION :

 
  WITH CONSTRUCTION CREWS ACROSS RED DEER, THE CITY IS LOOKING TO EASE YOUR DAILY COMMUTE.  
  
 DRIVERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO CHECK OUT A NEW INFORMATION PORTAL, PROVIDING DAILY ROAD UPDATES.
 
  CHECK IT OUT ONLINE AT WWW.REDDEER.CA/CONSTRUCTIONSEASON
RED DEER CONSTRUCTION (JUNE 3) - 

 
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