Heavy rain falling on communities across Alberta on Thursday morning left roads and highways in the Edmonton area dangerously slippery.
The RCMP has issued a road advice urging drivers to avoid highways in the Edmonton area due to “extremely treacherous driving conditions”.
The RCMP said in a statement issued shortly before 9 a.m. that officers had responded to several clashes on Highway 16 east of Edmonton in Strathcona County and west of the city in Parkland County.
Police have also been involved in several clashes in Sturgeon County, north of Edmonton, including on Highway 44, the RCMP said.
If travel is very necessary, drivers should be very careful and check the 511 regularly to update the roads, the RCMP said.
From 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday, Edmonton police were notified of 30 collisions. In all, one injury involved a collision, three hits and runs, and 26 material damages.
Other teams stretching from Edmonton and Whitecourt to Lloydminster are under warning of cold rain.
The Canadian Environmental Protection Agency is urging caution as highways, roads, sidewalks and parking lots can be icy and slippery.
According to the Canadian Environmental Protection Agency, cold rain is expected to turn into snow on Thursday morning.