Weather in Edmonton: Freezing rain resulting in slippery roads and multiple collisions in and around the city

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A snapshot of Edmonton weather today by Environment Canada.

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Thursday morning temperatures at Edmonton Blatchford station report a temperature of 1 ° C with east-northeast winds of 10 km / h.

A freezing rain warning is in effect this morning for Edmonton, Sherwood Park and St. Albert as road conditions are very slippery.

Elk Island Public Schools issued a statement early Thursday morning saying all bus services to Sherwood Park and surrounding rural areas have been canceled due to poor roads.

the 511.alberta.ca The map shows that several roads and highways to the north and east of the city are covered in ice and there are several reports of spiraling vehicles in ditches as well as collisions between several vehicles in and around the city. .

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Environment Canada reminds everyone to be extra careful while driving and walking in areas that would be affected without these conditions.

Rain is expected to turn to snow later this morning and this afternoon northwesterly winds are expected to be 20 km / h gusting to 40 km / h.

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Today’s forecast

Today: Periods of rain or freezing rain changing to periods of snow this morning. Snowfall 2 cm. Wind becoming northwest 20 km / h gusting to 40 this afternoon. High plus 1.

Tonight: Mainly cloudy with 60 percent chance of flurries this evening. Clearing late tonight. Wind northwest 20 km / h gusting to 40 becoming light late this evening. Low minus 9. Wind chill minus 14 overnight.

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Tomorrow: Mostly sunny. Wind becoming south 20 km / h gusting to 40 late in the morning. High zero. Wind chill minus 11 a.m. UV index 1 or low.

Sunrise: 8:44

Sunset: 4:41 p.m.

normal

High average: -8 VS

Medium Low: -16 VS

Yesterday

Maximum: 4.3

Min: -4.9

Precipitation: n / a mm

On this day (1996-2020)

Highest temperature: 4.1 C in 2004

Lowest temperature: -33.4 C in 2005

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