Edmonton weather: Freezing rain brings slick roads with multiple collisions and transit delays

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Edmontonians woke up to icy conditions on the roads this morning as a freezing rain warning was in effect.

According to Environment Canada, the band of freezing rain will be moving eastward across the city and highways, sidewalks and parking lots could become very slippery.

The Edmonton Transit Service has now resumed but reminds people taking transit they will be moving slower due to road conditions.

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According to 511 Alberta, the official road report for the province, roads from Edmonton to Entwistle and Red Deer were covered in ice as well as reports of multi-vehicle collisions on multiple highways across the province.

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There’s no ETA on how long the freezing rain will last this morning but drivers, walkers, and anyone who is going to be using the roads this morning is asked to take extra time and plan for delays you can also follow the hashtag #ABstorm for more.

nmartin@postmedia.com

Today’s forecast

Today: Freezing rain changing to periods of rain and ending this morning then clearing. Wind becoming southwest 20 km/h this afternoon. High 6. Wind chill minus 6 this morning. UV index 1 or low.

Tonight: Clear. Becoming partly cloudy this evening. Wind southwest 20 km/h. Low plus 1.

Tomorrow: A mix of sun and cloud with 30 percent chance of rain showers or flurries. High plus 5. UV index 1 or low.

Sunrise: 8:18 a.m. MDT

Sunset: 4:24 p.m. MDT

Normals

Average High: -3 ° C

Average Low: -11 °C

Yesterday

Max: -3.3 ° C

Min: -16.2° C

Total Precipitation: 0.0  mm

On This Day (1996-2019)

Highest temperature: 8.6°C in 2005

Lowest temperature: -24.0°C in 2006

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The Edmonton Oil Kings’ Jalen Luypen (23) celebrates a goal with Simon Kubicek (5) during third period WHL action against the Red Deer Rebels at Rogers Place, in Edmonton Wednesday Nov. 24, 2021. The Oil Kings won 5 to 3. Photo by David Bloom
The Edmonton Oil Kings’ Jalen Luypen (23) celebrates a goal with Simon Kubicek (5) during third period WHL action against the Red Deer Rebels at Rogers Place, in Edmonton Wednesday Nov. 24, 2021. The Oil Kings won 5 to 3. Photo by David Bloom
The Edmonton Oil Kings’ Jake Neighbours (21) battles the Red Deer Rebels’ Christoffer Sedoff (4) during third period WHL action at Rogers Place, in Edmonton Wednesday Nov. 24, 2021. The Oil Kings won 5 to 3. Photo by David Bloom
The Edmonton Oil Kings’ Jake Neighbours (21) battles the Red Deer Rebels’ Christoffer Sedoff (4) during third period WHL action at Rogers Place, in Edmonton Wednesday Nov. 24, 2021. The Oil Kings won 5 to 3. Photo by David Bloom
Caleb Weiss unloads one of the 735 trees that Greenland Garden Centre received on Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2021 in Sherwood Park . While there has been wide-spread fears of a Christmas tree shortage because of the Pandemic coupled with floods in B.C.,Greenland Garden Centre’s longstanding relationship with a tree vendor in Oregon has helped avoid any supply shortages this season as they will have enough to meet the holiday season demand. Greg Southam-Postmedia
Caleb Weiss unloads one of the 735 trees that Greenland Garden Centre received on Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2021 in Sherwood Park . While there has been wide-spread fears of a Christmas tree shortage because of the Pandemic coupled with floods in B.C.,Greenland Garden Centre’s longstanding relationship with a tree vendor in Oregon has helped avoid any supply shortages this season as they will have enough to meet the holiday season demand. Greg Southam-Postmedia
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Geva Betser, operations manager at the Edmonton Ski Club, makes snow while the sun shines on Wednesday November 24, 2021. The ski hill, located near downtown Edmonton, is now open for the season. (PHOTO BY LARRY WONG/POSTMEDIA)
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One person was taken to hospital after an Edmonton Transit Services LRT train collided with a motor vehicle near 66 Street and 125 Avenue in Edmonton on Wednesday morning, November 24, 2021. (PHOTO BY LARRY WONG/POSTMEDIA)

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