ALBERTA

Yellowhead Highway Dangerous Conditions: Skating Rink Conditions As Rain Freezes On Busy Alberta Road Between Hinton And Edson

11/05/2012 10:17 EST | Updated 01/23/2014 06:58 EST
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Truck drivers Kevin Kropf, 32, of Montrose, Colo., left, and Edwin Hostetler, of Hotchkiss, Colo., prepare a cattle truck with chins before heading up I-70 as a snow storm hits the Denver metro area Friday, Feb. 3, 2012 in Denver. A powerful winter storm swept across Colorado on Friday as it headed east, bringing blizzard warnings to eastern Colorado and winter storm warnings for southeast Wyoming, western Kansas and western Nebraska. The storm stretched as far south as New Mexico, where Department of Transportation reported difficult driving conditions on several state highways because of the winter weather, leaving highways snow packed and icy. (AP Photo/Barry Gutierrez)
EDSON, Alta. - RCMP are advising drivers not to travel on a stretch of the Yellowhead Highway in west-central Alberta because of extremely icy conditions.

Police say there have been several accidents or vehicles that have slid into the ditch on Highway 16 between Edson and Hinton, west of Edmonton.

There are no reports of any injuries.

School authorities have had to cancel bus service in a number of areas due to treacherous roads.

The region was hit by rain Sunday — precipitation that combined with more showers overnight to freeze and turn roads into skating rinks.

There are no reports of travel problems in and around Edmonton. (CFXE, CHED)