UPDATE: Travellers Advisory issued for heavy snowfall in Grande Prairie area

UPDATE: Travellers\ Advisory issued for heavy snowfall in Grande Prairie area
Construction loader used to break through bank wall in northern Alberta
Alberta Transportation and highway maintenance contractors are mobilizing resources to maintain highways as 20 centimetres of snow is expected in northwest Alberta over the next 24 hours.

Environment Canada issued snowfall warnings Thursday morning for a large swath of northwestern Alberta.

Drivers in affected parts of the province should consider postponing any unnecessary highway travel, said a news release Thursday.

Between 10 and 15 centimetres of snow is expected to fall before Friday morning, although some areas may get 20 centimetres. 

Drivers who do take to the highway are reminded to prepare for winter conditions, including reduced visibility and slippery road surfaces, and adjust their driving habits accordingly.

Environment Canada said an approaching low pressure system tracking into Alberta from the west is to blame for the oncoming blizzard.

The snow is expected to hit communities near the B.C. border Thursday morning and spread southeastward throughout the day.

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RCMP said a construction loader was used to break into the Scotiabank in Valleyview, Alta. on Friday, Nov, 9.

A heavy equipment machine was used to break through the wall of a bank in northern Alberta last week and RCMP are hoping the public can help identify who did it.

Valleyview RCMP said on Friday, Nov, 9 at around 3:40 a.m. there was a break-in at the Scotiabank in the town east of Grande Prairie.

RCMP said a construction loader was used to break into the Scotiabank in Valleyview, Alta. on Friday, Nov, 9.

The suspects are believed to have stolen a front-end loader from a local business, drove in a 7.5-kilometre loop around the east side of town, and then smashed it into the back of the bank.

Police believe the suspects stole the vehicle from a business on 39 Avenue and turned north on Range Road 222. They are then believed to have turned north on Highway 49, and then west on Township Road 704, before turning south on Range Road 223/50th Street, which the bank is located on.

The suspects are believed to have stolen a front end loader from a local business, drove in a 7.5-kilometre loop around Valleyview, Alta., and then smashed it into the back of the Scotiabank on the morning of Friday, Nov, 9.

There are shorter, more direct routes, but those go by the RCMP detachment on the southwest end of town.

RCMP said a second suspect vehicle involved has been identified as a grey, four-door Chevrolet or GMC pickup truck. The vehicle appeared to have had a light bar affixed to the front.

A grey, four-door Chevrolet or GMC pickup truck is believed to have been used during a break-in at the Scotiabank in Valleyview, Alta. on Friday, Nov, 9.

A grey, four-door Chevrolet or GMC pickup truck is believed to have been used during a break-in at the Scotiabank in Valleyview, Alta. on Friday, Nov, 9.

Police are looking for surveillance footage of both the front loader and the grey truck from home surveillance systems, dashboard cameras or businesses along the above-mentioned route, recorded between 3:30 a.m. and 5:30 a.m. that day.

Anyone with video is asked to call Valleyview RCMP or submit their tip anonymously via Crime Stoppers, either by calling 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or online.

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