RCMP in Airdrie are warning drivers to avoid unnecessary travel as southern Alberta gets its first wallop of wet, heavy snow.

Between 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. MT Saturday, the Airdrie Integrated Traffic Unit responded to two crashes that resulted in injuries and another eight resulting in property damage.

All 10 crashes were on Highway 2 between the Calgary city limits and Didsbury.

While RCMP say travel is not recommended, anyone who does need to travel is being advised to expect blowing snow, snow and slush accumulation on the road, as well as icy sections.

The City of Calgary, as well as communities across central Alberta, are under snowfall warnings.

Calgary could see up to 25 centimetres of snow by Sunday night.