Extreme Wind Flips Trailers & Causes Driving Challenges Sunday Across Southwest Alberta

Peak wind gusts from Environment Canada Sunday night: Stavely 126 km/h, Carway 120 km/h, Brocket 119 km/h, Fort Macleod 117 km/h, Waterton 113 km/h, Del Bonita 111 km/h, Pincher Creek 107 km/h.

Extreme wind across southwest Alberta last night causing all kinds of issues on area highways. Reports of several flipped semi trailers on Highway 2 between Nanton and Claresholm. That's where the most powerful winds were. Environment Canada now says the strongest gust was clocked at Stavely at 126 km/h. There were also reports of flipped trailers near Monarch and west of Pincher Creek. The Carway border crossing recorded wind gusting to 120 km/h last night (Sun), Brocket 119, Fort Macleod 117 km/h, Waterton at 113 km/h, and Pincher Creek clocked in at 107 km/h. No injuries were reported across the region, but several people driving in those areas Sunday evening reported on social media of the challenges keeping vehicles on the road. - Pat Siedlecki

Summary of peak wind gusts, in kilometres per hour:

Stavely: 126
Carway: 120
Brocket: 119
Fort Macleod: 117
Waterton: 113
Del Bonita: 111
Pincher Creek: 107
Patricia: 106
Champion: 100
Buffalo: 94
Milk River: 94
Iron Springs: 93
Priddis: 93
Beaver Mines: 91

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