Protest disrupting traffic on Highway 1 west of Calgary

By Lauryn Heintz

There is a significant disruption to traffic on Highway 1 west of Calgary Monday morning due to a demonstration protesting an increase to the federal carbon tax.

Westbound traffic on the highway is especially impacted due to numerous vehicles being parked on the shoulder.

In a statement, Cochrane RCMP have advised drivers of possible delays or disruptions on Highway 1 near Highway 22 and are suggesting other routes be taken if possible.

WATCH: Traffic moves slowly on Highway 1 west of Calgary due to demonstration

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It says RCMP and partner organizations will work to ensure the impact on travelers is minimized to make sure disruptions don’t affect public safety.

The event is just one of many supposedly planned across the country Monday.

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