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Officials advise caution to motorists
Chandra Lye, CTV Edmonton
Published Sunday, December 23, 2012 3:22PM MST
Last Updated Sunday, December 23, 2012 6:22PM MST
Holiday travelers have been hit with some bad weather over the weekend and many officials are advising motorists to take it slow.
“The timing was not good at all,” AMA Road Reports spokesperson Terry Clovech told CTV News.
“We certainly reached the poor to fair roads in the last couple of days.”
Semi driver Pete Semeniuk said the roads seem to be worse this year over previous years.
“I think this year is a little bit different. The highways seem to be a little bit icier.
“There’s quite a few icy patches and people are driving too fast so they’re rolling their cars over."
Officials have said the best bet is to take it easy.
“Give yourself plenty of time. If you have to stay overnight, stay overnight,” Clovech said.
“It’s proven to be very smart, innovative move for Alberta Motor Association.”
Semeniuk also has some advice for other drivers on the highways.
“Just have to go a little bit slower and enjoy the ride.”
With files from Breanna Karstens-Smith
Emergency crews have been busy on Alberta highways.