Bad weather forced the closure of several highways in southwestern Alberta on Monday. ((CBC))

Bad weather and poor driving conditions have forced the closure of at least two highways in southwestern Alberta.

The RCMP have closed Highway 3 from Coleman in the Crowsnest Pass to the Elk Valley area of B.C. because of heavy snow and poor visibility.

That closure will remain in effect until noon Tuesday.

Travel is also not recommended on Highway 22 northeast of the Crowsnest Pass.

Highway 93 from Castle Junction to Radium Hot Springs is closed because of the avalanche hazards and adverse weather conditions.

Parks Canada said it would carry out helicopter avalanche control once visibility is improved. Parks Canada expects the highway to reopen late Tuesday morning.

Meanwhile, RCMP diverted traffic off Highway 2 south of Red Deer and rerouted vehicles through Olds and Didsbury. Shortly after 3 p.m., the highway between Bowden and Didsbury was reopened.