Airdrie RCMP has said that the collision that occurred on Wednesday afternoon just north of the city was due to white-out conditions following the snowplow.

"There were no injuries as a result of the collision," police said. 

Although the collision was cleared after several hours, motorists are asked to remain cautious as residual traffic congestion may continue.

The collision, involving a semi-truck, passenger car, as well as the snowplow occurred on the QEII, Northbound, just north of Veterans Boulevard. 

Winter driving conditions are persisting on highways in and around Airdrie. The QEII, Southbound towards Calgary city limits is reported to have blowing and drifting snow on it, with some slippery sections. North of Airdrie, similar conditions have been reported.

Airdrie and the surrounding areas are currently under an extreme cold warning, with Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) stating that air temperatures will continue to fall through the end of the week with the coldest values expected by Saturday morning.

"Temperatures will drop to near minus 30 degrees Celsius tonight with wind chills near minus 40. Over the weekend, morning temperatures will reach minus 40 degrees Celsius in many areas. Wind chills will approach minus 50."

A slight improvement in the temperature is forecast for early next week, but certainty is low and below-normal temperatures are likely to continue. 

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