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Trans-Canada Highway News, Weather, construction and road conditions Updates

Here are the most recent news stories posted for Trans Canada Highway:

Snow at higher elevations along Rockies


AB, BC: Snow and snowshowers are forecast over next two days above 2000 metres along the Rocky Mountains form Banff to Jasper.

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Heat Warnings from Winnipeg to Kenora


MB. ON: Hot and humid conditions continuing today with humidex values in the 40s this afternoon. Hot and humid conditions will continue over southern Manitoba and northwestern Ontario today as a warm southerly flow persists. Morning clouds will give way to sunny and hot conditions by midday with afternoon temperatures climbing into the 31 to 34C range and humidex values of 40 to 43C.

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Distracted driving penalties increase under new Ontario law


ON: Maximum $1K fine and three demerit points for drivers who text, email or talk on handheld phone

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Confederation Bridge closed after multi-vehicle collision


PE: RCMP investigating incident in which vehicles owned by bridge were involved.The brdige will re-open followign the investigation

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Gasoline shortage in Nova Scotia


NS: A late delivery of gasoline to the Imperial Oil terminal in Dartmouth has caused many filling stations across the province to run out of fuel. MacEachern said some managers at other filling stations in Pictou County have been told it could be Wednesday or Thursday before they are restocked.

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Rainfall warning for Vancouver Island, Vancouver & Fraser Valley


BC: Heavy rain over the South Coast this weekend. A major change in the weather pattern is in the works. The high pressure system that has trapped wildfire smoke over Southern B.C. will finally shift east thanks to a pair of incoming storms. The storms will merge two jet streams into a single river of sub-tropical moisture that will bathe the South Coast with the first significant rainfall in months. Weather models are indicating 80 to 120 mm of rain over the South Coast between Friday night and Monda

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Poor air quality over Southern Alberta, BC and Saskatchean.


BC, AB, SK: Forest fire smoke travelling in from the Northwestern United States is expected to reduce visibilities and create poor air quality over much of Southern Alberta today and overnight. Individuals living in or travelling in this area are advised to be aware of potential health concerns that can be associated with current air conditions. In the current conditions, even healthy individuals may experience temporary irritation of eyes and throat, and possibly shortness of breath.

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Accident at Scott Lake Hill causing TCH #1 disruption for hours


AB: Highway 1 fatality crash west of Scott Lake Hill is causing eastbound TCH to be rerouted along 1A for several more hours. westbound traffic reduced to 1 lane.

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Heat warning in effect for Ottawa-Montreal-Trois Rivieres


ON-QC: The heat and humidity are expected to continue today, with maximum temperatures in the low thirties once again and humidex values in the 37 to 40 range. Overnight temperatures tonight will also be warm with minimum readings of around 20 degrees

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Smoky skies across most of Vancouver Island


BC: Smoky skies advisory issued for port Renfrew area & Cowichan Valley, including Cowichan lake, Duncan, crofton, cobble hill, mill bay & shawnigan lake. Smoke extendeding eastwards into Shuswap Lake and the Okanagan Valley.

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