Wintery conditions have certainly put drivers to the test across parts of the country this week.
First, whiteouts and large snow drifts closed Highway 402 near Sarnia, Ontario Monday, forcing hundreds of motorists to abandon their cars. And now blowing snow west of Edmonton, Alberta is reducing visibility to near zero on the roads.
A large band of snow from Edmonton to Peace River has already dropped around 30 cm and another 5 - 10 cm is possible through Friday. As a result, some roads have been closed and over a dozen people have left their cars on a local snow-covered highway.
Road conditions have deteriorated significantly across Manitoba as well. A combination of blowing snow and icy roads has lead to numerous car accidents in the past couple of days.
While conditions are expected to gradually improve through Friday, officials are warning drivers to continue to take precaution on the roads. Packing a survival kit to keep in your car over the winter months is strongly encouraged as well.
To stay up-to-date on the current weather conditions in your area head to the Canadian Cities Index. You can also tune in to The Weather Network on TV, where the National Forecast comes up at the top and bottom of every hour.