March 19, 2018 8:43 am
Updated: March 19, 2018 2:51 pm

Fog advisory lifted for Edmonton region, central Alberta, parts of southern Alberta

WATCH ABOVE: Global Edmonton traffic reporter Daintre Christensen and weather specialist Mike Sobel have more on the fog and how it will affect the morning commute.

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A fog advisory that was issued for the Edmonton region, including the city, and much of central and southern Alberta on Monday morning was dropped early Monday afternoon.

The advisory stretched from the Athabasca region in the north all the way through the centre of the province to southern Alberta. It included the foothills region (Drayton Valley, Rocky Mountain House, Cochrane areas), the eastern Alberta badlands (Drumheller, Coronation, Hanna areas) and the Medicine Hat area.

Environment Canada said an area of dense fog led to near-zero visibility in some areas.

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Travel was expected to be hazardous due to reduced visibility. Drivers were encouraged to turn on their headlights and maintain a safe following distance.

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One of the best ways to track locally hazardous driving conditions is from local viewer reports. The #yegtraffic hashtag is often used by Twitter users reporting traffic issues within Edmonton, and #abroads across the rest of Alberta.

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Fog advisories are issued when near-zero visibility in fog are expected or occurring.

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