The fog advisory has been lifted.
Early on Friday morning, Environment and Climate Change Canada issued a fog advisory for Airdrie and the surrounding areas.
"Near zero visibility in fog is expected or occurring. Dense fog patches have developed and are causing near-zero visibility in some areas. Conditions will improve later this morning," the advisory stated.
Motorists were warned that due to the poor visibility, they should be prepared to adjust to driving conditions.
"If travelling, be prepared for areas of near-zero visibility. If visibility is reduced while driving, turn on your lights and maintain a safe following distance."
Road conditions on Friday morning on the QEII headed Southbound towards Calgary were reported as icy, with sections of black ice being observed in some areas, while those who may be headed North of Airdrie and past Crossfield on the QEII should be prepared to adjust to roadways being partly covered in snow and icy patches. Blowing and drifting snow along with the fog may also reduce visibility.
The fog advisory also encompassed:
- Mountain View Co. near Carstairs and Stirlingville
- Mountain View Co. near Cremona and Water Valley
- Mountain View Co. near Olds and Didsbury
- Mountain View Co. near Sundre
- Rocky View Co. near Airdrie and Crossfield
- Rocky View Co. near Bottrel and Madden
- Rocky View Co. near Cochrane
Later on Friday, Airdrie and the surrounding areas are expected to see snow, though it is currently predicted that no more than 2-4 cm is going to accumulate.
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