Sunday, November 15, 2015

URGENT UPDATE

One of the challenges of working nightshift is, it’s harder to stay current… Sorry folks, but it looks as though winter has arrived to Hwy 63 and Hwy 881

Blowing snow and over all lousy conditions exist on Hwy 63 NORTH of Wandering River, but do expect the lousy conditions to expand south. Slick roads and limited visibility are prevalent on BOTH Hwy 63 and Hwy 881. Slow down an adjust your driving to the conditions.

Stay safe, drive to the conditions and remember…

Someone is expecting you home tonight.

KCCO

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Thursday, November 12, 2015

Good morning folks. Well, so far, Old Man Winter has managed to keep from rearing his ugly head and for that, we should all be grateful lol …

In Edmonton this morning it is fairly mild and 0º and you can expect a daytime high of +4º. Ft. McMurray is a little crisp this morning at -5º and a wind chill of -9º and your daytime high is also +4º. Lac La Bichians are waking up to -3º and a wind chill of a frosty -8º. LLB’s daytime high is a sunny +4º.

So far so good on both Hwy 63 and Hwy 881 and there are no new incidents to report. There may be some fog in the low lying areas to be mindful of and at this time of year, there will be some wildlife to be on the look out for.

The super loads will be rolling north in a an hour or so…so please be cautious when passing them…

I’m still on nights, so if any issues should come up, please use this thread to post and comment.

Stay safe, drive to the conditions and remember…

Someone is expecting you home tonight.

KCCO

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Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Good morning folks… So far this morning the weather is cooperating in the Edmonton area and is currently overcast and 0º. FMM is also cloudy and 2º with sunny skies expected later this morning. LLB is cloudy as well and -2º, but can expect sunshine with +3.

So far so good on both Hwy 63 and Hwy 881 with no new incidents to report. Both roads may have some slick spots to be mindful of, so adjust your driving accordingly and all will be good.

Today is the one day of the year where we pause for a moment or two to remember all those who gave so selflessly to this great country and the freedoms we enjoy. I listened with great interest to a story I heard the other day, about an encounter a radio host had with a … well, lets just call her a “dimwitted twit”… In the encounter, the dimwitted twit talked about how much better the world would have been, if Hitler had won the second world war… Yes, you read that right… but not for the obvious “white supremacy” part she, according to the host, had ZERO idea about what Hitler was all about… in other words, no one had effectively taught this person about the sacrifice and the horror that Nazi Germany cause the world and took 60,000,000 lives needlessly.

Today, MOST of our Canadian forces are home and out of harms way, but we still have pilots, ground crews and special operations soldiers in harm’s way. I am not a believer of a god as some of you may understand him/her to be, but that doesn’t take away from the silent moments of thought, my wife and I offer to ALL military personnel who are, at this very moment, in harms way and NOT at home safe and sound. To you all, I wish you good hunting;  may you return safely home to a grateful country and may you spend all your remaining days in peace. 

To the veterans of ALL of Canada’s wars… to all military personnel who wear the Queen’s uniform… To all the veterans who were maimed and wounded and to those who suffer in silence from the invisible wounds of war… THANK YOU for your service and sacrifice to a nation that will never forget.

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