High winds cause campground and lake evacuations in Central Alberta

RCMP on scene in the Bashaw area Saturday night

RCMP were on scene in the Bashaw area Saturday night due to a ‘weather event’.

During the event, RCMP from Bashaw, Stettler and surrounding detachments worked diligently to inform residents and visitors to the summer villages of Rochon Sands and White sands as well as others camping near Buffalo Lake of a weather event that was occurring. Police asked campers and residents to seek shelter and get off the lake as quickly as possible. The public remained calm and cooperated with police direction.

Police completed their on scene investigation east of Bashaw and found that due to extremely high winds, Calcium Chloride, that occurs naturally along a portion of Hwy. 53 east of Bashaw, was made airborne causing reduced visibility in the area. At the time of this weather event, a four vehicle collision was reported with only minor injuries. No tractor trailer unit was involved and there has been no chemical spill as was originally reported to police.

Environment Canada has not released any information on what exactly the weather event was.

– Fawcett

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