The situation in Alberta is actually quite serious and feel bad for all the people that are trapped and in danger in flooded areas. Parts of the Highway 1 are washed away completely and the town of Canmore and Banff are actually cut off from Canada. As of this morning over 1000 military have been deployed and en-route to Calgary and the Canmore areas to assist the crisis. I may see them on the road today.
I am incredibly fortunate as I am here in Swift Current and have many options to get to Vancouver. Sat Nav shows that another southern highway will be a good alternative although it may be a longer trip. Had I moved across the nation a little faster I would have easily been in Canmore at this moment and trapped! I always planned to spend 4 or 5 nights in Banff. Trust me I am counting my blessings as I would be somewhat disappointed to see my car float away.
This morning in the hotel lobby a few other people were commiserating on how they would get to Vancouver. There are many of us crossing the nation along with Truck drivers and service personnel. The adventure continues.