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Winter Travel Conditions - Dec. 6

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It doesn’t take a meteorologist to tell us that the weather has been very un-December-like over the last 24 hours. With all of the rainfall and now the drop in temperatures, anticipate that travel conditions are going to be challenging. Whether you are walking, biking, or driving, please take extra care as you make your way home today. If you do not need to travel, stay put. The more we can keep people off the roadways, sidewalks, and pathways, the easier it is for our road crews and first responders to do their jobs.
If travel is essential, here are a few things to keep in mind:
  • Use your headlights and taillights if you are in a car or on a bike
  • Give yourself extra time to get where you are going and make sure there is plenty of space between you and other vehicles
  • Wear cleats if you are walking
  • If you are travelling outside of Canmore, check for road updates before you leave
  • Visit for winter driving tips
We all have a role to play in keeping our roads and pathways safe when the weather changes. Our teams will be working diligently to keep roads clear and sanded, but we can’t be everywhere at once. When you travel in icy conditions, you increase the risk that our first responders will have to attend collisions instead of focusing on other emergency situations.
Stay safe and look out for one another. Help keep sidewalks accessible for all by removing snow and ice. If you are able, support your neighbours by keeping their sidewalks clear, too. If you haven’t signed up for Voyent Alert, now is the time to do it. The Town of Canmore uses Voyent for emergency communications and it’s where you can rely on getting the information you need to stay safe. Sign up for Voyent by visiting


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