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Weather-delayed TV show ‘Fargo’ set to film on Alberta highway

Actors film a scene for the TV series Fargo in Calgary on November 20, 2013. .
Actors film a scene for the TV series Fargo in Calgary on November 20, 2013. . Global News

CALGARY – An American TV series will resume filming near Calgary on Wednesday after bitter cold forced them to shut down last month.

Actors like Billy Bob Thornton, Kate Walsh, Bob Odenkirk and Colin Hanks have been spending time in the southern Alberta city to film the TV show Fargo.

The series, being produced for U.S. cable channel FX, is a small screen adaptation of the 1996 Oscar-nominated film of the same name by Joel and Ethan Coen.

Writer and producer Noah Hawley tweeted the cast and crew were forced to abandon the set on December 6, 2013, due to the extreme cold.

On Wednesday, filming of Fargo will resume on a highway northeast of the city.

Highway 566 will be down to one lane alternating traffic east of Highway 2 between 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. on January 8 – before a complete closure from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

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The closure will not impact emergency vehicles, local traffic, school buses and oversized or high load vehicles.

Speed limits will be reduced to 50 km/h in the area where filming occurs.

In addition, there will be a detour in place during the closure:

  • Both east and westbound Highway 566 between Highway 791 and Range Road 284 will be closed from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Traffic will be detoured via Range Road 284, Highway 564 and Highway 791.
  • To access eastbound Highway 566, motorists may also turn off Highway 2 at Highway 567 or Highway 564 to follow Highway 791 to meet up with eastbound Highway 566.
  • To access westbound Highway 566, motorists may also turn off Highway 9 at Highway 567 or Highway 564 and follow Range Road 284 to meet up with westbound Highway 566.