Monday, February 8, 2016

Good morning folks and welcome to the start of a new week…

Edmonton is expecting some fantastic weather over the next couple of days folks… +6 with mostly sunny skies for today and tomorrow will see a high of near +10 and sunshine. In LLB, it is currently -5, with a daytime high of +2 and a mix of sun and cloud. Later this evening, there is a chance of rain, snow or freezing rain, so keep that in mind as you plan your commute. FMM is currently overcast and -9, with a daytime high of -1 and there may be some sunny breaks in the clouds a little later.

So far so good on both Hwy 63 and Hwy 881 with no new collisions to report. Both roads are in good winter condition, but please be mindful of the occasional slippery section and adjust your driving accordingly.

That’s all for this morning folks. Please use this thread to keep each other up to date as to the current conditions of where you’re at.

Stay safe, drive to the conditions and remember…

Someone is expecting you home tonight.

KCCO

And for those of you who missed my reply to a very negative article by The Globe and Mail yesterday about Hwy 63 and Hwy 881, here is my reply. 

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Sunday, February 7, 2016

Good morning folks;

It is a beautiful sunny day for most of us and that should make your Sunday drive/commute, quite enjoyable for the most part.

Currently in Edmonton it is sunny and -1 with a daytime high of +1. LLB is also sunny and will enjoy a daytime high of -1, but is currently -1 with a wind chill of -7. FMM is waking up to a frosty -14 with plenty of sunshine and your daytime high is -7.

So far so good on both Hwy 63 and Hwy 881 with no new incidents to report. Both roads are showing some snow covered sections, mostly on the northern parts, so please slow down and adjust your driving accordingly. My guess is, the plows and sand trucks will be out and should be able to correct any areas that need attention.

One last thing… I’m attaching a news article from a Toronto based Globe and Mail “reporter”… I’d ask you to read it carefully and ask yourself this… Why is a Toronto based reporter, who normally covers the GTA, writing about Hwy 63? Why is it being released now? When I did my interview with her, I asked if she was going to focus on the positives as well, and she said, “yes, it will be a balanced piece.” With the traffic on 63 and 881 being greatly reduced, I can’t help but think this is just another Liberal from the east, kicking us while we’re down. Those of you who have followed this page for a while know that I also have a blog… Something tells me that I’ll be firing off a retort to this woman. I don’t take kindly to eastern Liberals casting their cloud of socialism on the very people who provide them with BILLIONS in transfer payments…

Stay safe, drive to the conditions and remember…

Someone is expecting you home tonight…

KCCO

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Friday, January 29, 2016

Good morning folks… Currently in Edmonton it’s a windy +4 under partly cloudy skies. The sun is expected to shine most of the day. LLB is getting some snow flurries that could turn to rain later this morning. Currently in LLB it is +2 with a wind chill of -4. Up in FMM some light rain is falling and is currently +2.

On Hwy 63 this morning, there are reports of heavy snowfall and snow covered roads. There’ll be limited visibility so please slow down and adjust your driving accordingly. According to 511 Alberta, Hwy 881 looks to be a viable alternative although I cannot confirm that at this time. If you plan on using Hwy 63, I’d consider holding off till daylight and give the plows and sand truck time to clear the road.

That’s all for this morning folks, please use this thread to post current conditions of where you’re at.

Stay safe, drive to the conditions and remember…

Someone is expecting you home tonight.

KCCO 

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