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Police issue travel advisory for Highway 27 and Highway 22 junction

Slow-moving protest convoy headed to Sundre from Cremona today
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The Sundre RCMP is advising motorists to anticipate potential traffic delays and to use caution at the intersection of Highway 27 and Highway 22 as a slow-moving convoy is expected to roll through at about noon today (Saturday, Feb. 12) on its way to Sundre from Cremona. File photo/MVP Staff

SUNDRE — Local Mounties have issued a travel advisory today, Feb. 12 for motorists as a slow-moving vehicle convoy is planning to head to Sundre from Cremona.

Sgt. Trent Sperlie, Sundre RCMP detachment commander, said police anticipate traffic delays at the junction of Highway 27 and Highway 22 east of town.

“We are expecting a protest in the form of a convoy,” said Sperlie, urging drivers to use caution at the intersection and to expect traffic disruptions through the demonstration's duration.

“We are going to be at the intersection to ensure it goes safely,” the sergeant said.

He said an organizer claimed there could be upwards of 200 vehicles participating, but added, “I’m not sure if that is embellished or not.”

The convoy was scheduled to depart from Cremona at 11 a.m., and the sergeant said the group is expected to slowly lumber its way to the intersection, taking about an hour to get there and by extension causing expected delays into Sundre.

 



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Simon Ducatel joined Mountain View Publishing in 2015 after working for the Vulcan Advocate since 2007, and graduated among the top of his class from the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology's journalism program in 2006.
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