FORT MACLEOD – The strong wind across southern Alberta, Thursday, is being blamed for blowing over several semis and other large vehicles.
Environment Canada said the severe chinook winds were also behind some structural and tree damage in Fort Macleod.
The highest wind gust, reported at an Alberta 511 weather station, was a staggering 167km/H, north of the Waterton Park Gate.
There were more than a dozen readings over 100km/h from Fort Macleod to Claresholm and several points in between.
The heavy wind prompted RCMP to advise against travel on some of the southern reaches of Highway 22 and Highway 2.