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Monday, October 2, 2017

Highway 1 closure east of Calgary



Update 7:00 pm Oct. 2: Highway 1 has now been reopened between Calgary and Strathmore. However, Highway 1 remains closed between Strathmore and Bassano.
Southern Alberta RCMP - Alberta Transportation has issued a road closure notice for Highway 1 from Calgary to the town of Bassano due to extreme winter road conditions. RCMP officers and maintenance crews will be maintaining road blocks along Highway 1 in the closure area to allow maintenance crews to clear the road. Motorists are asked to obey traffic control signs and drive with extreme caution for the safety of all workers in the affected area.

Efforts continue to work on clearing the highway. It is anticipated that within the next hour, maintenance crews will move a snow plow on Highway 1 between Calgary and Strathmore in an effort to clear the roads.

The road from Strathmore to Bassano remains closed and it is not anticipated to be opened before early morning. Motorists who are out in this area are asked to shelter-in-place and RCMP are working to assist stranded motorists.

Travel is not recommended in southern Alberta.

Poor winter driving conditions have been caused numerous collisions throughout southern and central Alberta today. For up to date road reports, visit www.511.alberta.ca. before travelling.

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