Several earlier collisions both in Airdrie and north of the city are reported to have been cleared.

Earlier on Wednesday morning, Airdrie Mounties warned that road conditions in the Airdrie area continue to deteriorate, as fire crews and Emergency Medical Services (EMS) continue to attend to multiple collisions.

In an updated release, police said that Highway 2 northbound had previously been reduced to one lane at 40th Avenue (not Yankee Valley Boulevard), while Highway 2 north of Airdrie was open although travel is not recommended. Initially, it was reported that the northbound lanes of Highway 2 at Highway 72 had been closed.

On Wednesday morning, Alberta Mounties also warned of poor road conditions north of Airdrie. It was reported that starting north of Innisfail and spreading to the South of Bowden, roads are covered in ice and snow, resulting in multiple collisions and vehicles driving off the road. However, police stated that no injuries have been reported so far.

"Alberta RCMP reminds the public to slow down and drive to the conditions of the road and advise that there will be delays on Highway 2 northbound and southbound in the area and any other area affected by this weather and these conditions. If possible, avoid travel in the area or seek alternate routes," Innisfail Mounties said.

Forecasts are predicting that the gusting winds will continue until the afternoon in Airdrie and the surrounding areas. While the wind is set to diminish later on today, it will persist through much of the evening and into Thursday. 

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