RCMP are currently diverting traffic on Hwy. 1 west of Cochrane. 

This is because of an ongoing protest near the Petro-Canada/A&W restaurant at the Hwy. 22-TransCanada interchange south of Cochrane.

Mounties are asking drivers to seek an alternate route at this time. 

The demonstrations coincide with the federal government's decision to increase the carbon price from $65 per tonne to $80 per tonne, effective April 1.

It is one of 15 protests happening across Canada.