Major Accident Closes Highway 1 East of Calgary as Strong Wind, Snow Southern Alberta Bumps | The Canadian News

Depending on where you live in Calgary, it’s likely that the wind was blowing at your windows on Monday morning.

The city of Calgary remains under a special weather forecast from Environment Canada with strong winds expected.

The advice also mentions periods of poor visibility due to snow or blowing snow.

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Snow on the way to Alberta for Monday, says Environment Canada

30 vehicles pile up on Highway 1 east of Calgary

A major collision closed a section of The Trans-Canada Highway east of Calgary.

Cypress County reported a congestion of several vehicles on Highway 1, saying traffic in both directions from Brooks to Suffield was affected.

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According to 511 Alberta, more than 30 vehicles were involved in the collision.

Brooks RCMP said by 12:15 no injuries were reported.

The stretch of road between Range Road 100 and Range Road 110 has since been closed, with oncoming traffic coming to a standstill. Mounties said the traffic flow is not expected to resume for several hours.

Travel in the area is not recommended at this time as police said roads are reportedly very icy and visibility is low due to high winds and blowing snow.

Elsewhere, in the region of Hanna, Coronation and Oyen, Environment Canada has a blizzard warning.

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Click to play video: 'Wind packs powerful punch in Calgary'

Wind packs powerful push in Calgary

Wind packs powerful push in Calgary

Strong wind gusts up to 100 kilometers per hour are likely and along with the snowfall, visibility will be limited.

Travel is expected to be dangerous due to the reduced visibility. The government weather agency said conditions were expected to improve early Monday night.

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A wind warning was also issued near the eastern Alberta border, including Medicine Hat, Bow Island and Suffield. Wind warnings are issued when there is a significant risk of damaging winds.

Strong winds of up to 100 kilometers per hour are likely to continue throughout the rest of the day with winds expected to decrease in the afternoon.

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Damage to buildings, such as shingles and windows, can occur.

Click to play video: 'Wind, blowing snow lead to poor Edmonton area road conditions'

Wind, blowing snow lead to poor Edmonton area road conditions

Wind, blowing snow lead to poor Edmonton area road conditions

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