Snowfall warning in place for parts of southwestern Alberta

Snowplows clearing streets in Alberta. Global News

Snowfall warnings are in place for parts of the southwestern Alberta with upwards of 20 centimetres of snow on the way.

Snowfall warnings were issued early Monday morning for areas of central Alberta stretching from Yellowhead County near Cadomin and Robb, Alta., down south all the way to the United States border. Affected areas include Banff National Park, Crowsnest Pass, Canmore, Nordegg and Okotoks.

Environment and Climate Change Canada said snow is expected to begin Monday evening and taper off by Wednesday morning for most areas. Snowfall totals between 10 and 20 centimetres are expected.

The weather agency said areas near the American border will see snow intensify on Tuesday. Visibility may be suddenly reduced at times in heavy snow, ECCC said in its warning.

Special weather statements were also issued Monday morning for much of southern Alberta, but dropped later in the day.

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The earlier weather statement said after a stretch of above-average spring temperatures, a cold front was on its way, bringing with it rain and snow.

For the latest information on weather warnings, visit the ECCC website.

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