Grande Prairie RCMP advise traffic delays – Highway 43 at Smoky Hill – UPDATED

Grande Prairie, Alta. – Grande Prairie RCMP advise that Highway 43, at the Smoky Hill, is now open to traffic in all directions.

All roadways, in and around Grande Prairie, continue to be icy and snow covered, with reduced visibility. Delays can be expected.

RCMP are asking the public to avoid travel if possible.


Grande Prairie, Alberta – Grande Prairie RCMP are advising motorists of significant traffic delays on Highway 43, near the Smoky Hill.

RCMP warn that the westbound lanes of Highway 43 are currently backed up. Numerous tractor trailer units have been unable to make it up the Smoky Hill due to icy roads, while others have slid off the pavement.

No injuries have been reported. Highway maintenance crews and tow truck operators are working in the area to assist in clearing the roadway. Motorists are asked to avoid travel in this area.

Grande Prairie Travel Advisory - Highway 43
Grande Prairie Travel Advisory – Highway 43

The roadways in and around Grande Prairie are currently icy and snow covered. RCMP are asking the public to avoid travel unless necessary.

An update will be provided once the backlog of vehicles on Highway 43 is clear.

Grande Prairie RCMP

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