April 21, 2017 12:21 am
Updated: April 21, 2017 12:56 pm

Snowfall warning dropped for parts of west-central Alberta

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Environment Canada issued a snowfall warning for parts of west-central Alberta on Thursday afternoon and warned some areas could see snowfall totals reach up to 15 centimetres overnight.

“Precipitation will begin as rain this evening before changing over to snow,” the weather agency said on its website. “Snow is expected to accumulate quickly after midnight when temperatures drop below zero. The snow will end Friday morning.”

The following areas were under a snowfall warning as of 9:45 p.m.:

  • Nordegg – Forestry Trunk Road Highway 734

Environment Canada cautioned drivers to prepare for changing road conditions and said “rapidly accumulating snow could make travel difficult” as visibility could suddenly be reduced at times.

The snowfall warning was dropped as of Friday morning.

A map of Alberta with areas in red indicating parts of the province under a snowfall warning on April 20, 2017.

CREDIT: weather.gc.ca

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A view of Highway 11 and Nordegg Ranger Station near Nordegg, Alta. at 9:50 p.m. on April 20, 2017

CREDIT: 511.alberta.ca

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