Shovels are out in full force in some neighbourhoods around Calgary, but instead of picking up snow, residents are pushing away water.
“I can’t park in front of my house because it’s a lake,” Inglewood resident Sherry Dahl said, describing her city street.
“There was six inches of water,” Inglewood resident Naomi Withers said, with a shovel in her hand.
Dalh, Withers and their neighbours aren’t waiting to take action.
“We are creating channels, so that as it melts there’s at least some help to get it to the storm drain,” Dahl said.
Fire officials say preparing for the melt is a wise idea as they do expect to see flooding calls over the weekend.
Warm weather, including some double-digit highs, is expected for the next week, Environment Canada said on Friday.