Treacherous roads lead to school closures Wednesday

By Geoff Smith (@GeoffSmithLNN on Twitter)
February 14, 2018 - 6:42am

UPDATE 7 a.m.: School in Granum is closed.

UPDATE 6:50 a.m.: Livingstone Range School Division has also closed its schools in Fort Macleod.

LETHBRIDGE – Conditions did not appear to have improved Wednesday morning, Feb. 14, after a strong chinook on Tuesday created very icy roads.

Travel was not recommended Tuesday night on multiple highways west of Lethbridge, including Highway 3 around Fort Macleod and Pincher Creek, and Highway 23 near Monarch. Those advisories were still in place Wednesday morning, with roads listed as partly ice-covered.

As a result of those road conditions, and their impact on bus service, Livingstone Range School Division said its schools in Pincher Creek and Lundbreck are closed Wednesday. Holy Spirit Roman Catholic School Division also closed St. Michael’s School in Pincher Creek.

Conditions were substantially better east of Lethbridge, with highways reported as bare dry pavement.

The earlier wind and blowing snow warnings were lifted by Environment Canada. However, a new snowfall warning was issued for the Fort Macleod, Blood Reserve, Cardston, Pincher Creek, Piikani Nation, Waterton, Crowsnest Pass areas. 10-15 cm of snow is in the forecast for those areas, and 5-10 cm for Lethbridge.

Watch for updates...

No injuries in collision involving school bus

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