With a special weather statement continuing to be in effect for Airdrie and surrounding areas, motorists are asked to drive to conditions on the roads this morning.

The QEII heading southbound towards Calgary city limits is reported to have slippery and slushy sections, with some shoulder ice and snow. Roads within Airdrie city limits are reported to be wet, but bare. However, roads within Calgary are reported to be slushy and partially covered in snow.

Head north of Airdrie on the QEII, rain and snow may make for slushy, slippery and wet conditions. 

Airdrie's forecast is predicting that snow will temporarily pause this morning, but will begin again this afternoon. Tuesday evening will see more snow and rain, with two to four centimetres of accumulation. The snow is expected to continue Wednesday, with another five centimetres of accumulation falling. 

According to an updated special weather statement for Airdrie and the area, Environment and Climate Change Canada stated that snow over southwestern Alberta will taper off later this morning.

"Heavy snow is expected to begin this evening along the foothills then spread to the east and continue through Wednesday. Total amounts of 10 to 25 centimetres are possible by Thursday morning."

The highest amounts will fall west of Highway 2. The snow will be heavy and wet, and will be mixed with rain in some areas, so total snowfall accumulations will vary widely. 

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