Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Good morning folks. I hope you all had a great evening and for those of us just getting off nightshift, please drive safely home to your family and or goldfish.

Currently in the Capitol it is -5º and the wind chill makes it feel more like -10º. No chance of frozen precip today for Edmonton but there are a couple of freezing rain warnings for tomorrow. FMM has mostly clear skies this morning and is currently -2º, but feels more like -6º and your daytime high will be +4º.  LLB is currently overcast and -3º and your daytime high will be around +3º.

So far so good on both Hwy 63 AND Hwy 881 with no new incidents to report. The super loads will be rolling north at sun up, so do watch out for them and pass them only when safe to do so…  There may be some fog in the low-lying areas to be mindful of, so please adjust your driving accordingly.

One last thing…I’ve been getting a LOT of messages saying how happy they are that Hwy 63 is mostly twinned and I caution them by saying… “a little over half  of Hwy 63 will be twinned when the construction is completed; the southern portion won’t ever be twinned.”  Just food for thought is all…

Stay safe, drive to the conditions and remember…

Someone is expecting you home tonight …

KCCO 

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Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Good morning folks here’s your update for today and please keep in mind, that I’m working nights so, if an incident should happen, Use this thread to keep each other posted…

The weather for the Edmonton area is chilly with a high of +4º with partly cloudy skies today. Currently in the Capitol, it is +1º but feels like -1º. FMM can expect light flurries this morning with a high of +3º later today under partly cloudy skies. LLB peeps are waking up to +1º under cloudy skies, but will warm to +4 and partly cloudy skies…

So far so good on both Hwy 63 and Hwy 881, but do expect some slippery sections on both until the weather warms a bit. There are no new incidents to report from the overnight and lets all work to keeping that way… There were 14 fatalities on Alberta roads this past weekend folks…14… Let that sink in before you head out today…

Stay safe, drive to the conditions and remember…

Someone is expecting you home tonight.

KCCO

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Monday, November 2, 2015

Ok folks… we’re back at it for the winter driving season. I haven’t posted in a while, simply because there were no issues on 63 or 881 and in all honesty, it gets a little dry, repeating the same thing everyday HOWEVER….I woke up yesterday and after reading a few news articles about the fatalities on Alberta roads this weekend, I was saddened but not surprised… Incase you’ve been living under a rock, there were 11…ELEVEN fatalities on Alberta roads this weekend and that was as of yesterday morning. There were still over 12 hours for more people to die on our roads…Thankfully, no one else was killed but here’s the kicker…. Weather and poor road conditions were NOT factors in ANY of the fatal collisions; in other words, alcohol, distracted driving and speed were… Anyway, on with the show…

So far so good on most of Hwy 63 and Hwy 881 but there are a few exceptions… Hwy 63 near Red Water and Radway are showing some snow covered and icy conditions also, I have read a few reports of some dodgy conditions near Marianna Lake… Fog may be an issue until daybreak, so please slow down and drive to the conditions…

The super loads will be rolling at sun up and even with 63 being mostly twinned, pass the super loads with caution…

The winter season is just getting started folks…time to start driving like an experienced grown up and take your time…

Please use this thread to keep you fellow drivers up to date as to the current conditions….

Stay safe, drive to the conditions and remember…

Someone is expecting you home tonight.

KCCO

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