Stong Winds Hammer Drumheller and Area

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(Storm clouds unleashed the fury on the valley.)

Wind warnings issued throughout southern Alberta rang true for Drumheller, Rockyford, Hanna and surrounding areas.

Strong westerly winds of 60 to 90 km/h are expected throughout the afternoon with the passage of a cold front. Winds will gradually diminish this evening as the cold front moves into Saskatchewan.

High rain volumes have caused commuters to slow down and travel on highways is not recomended due to poor visiblity being reported.  ATCO crews are out on patrol looking for outages and downed power lines.

Drum FM will keep you posted as information is issued.