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Southern Alberta snow storm hammers rural areas

WATCH ABOVE: No matter where in southern Alberta you were over the weekend and into Monday, Mother Nature made sure you got a taste of a wild fall snowstorm. Quinn Campbell reports.

Farmers and ranchers across southern Alberta are dealing with a heavy blanket of snow that’s nearly as high as the horses in some places.

Rocking Heart Ranch is located next to Waterton Lakes National Park, and shared a video Monday that shows massive piles of snow covering the fields.

The Mountain View area was also hit hard. Brandon Gibb from R&B Gibb Farms LTD shared photos of the deep snow he had to venture through in the area to feed and check his cows.

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Wildlife also struggled to get around in the deep snow. Jalae Steed captured photos of a moose near Police Lake. The large animal pushing snow with its chest as it made its way through the trees.

 

Sept 30, 2019: Moose at Police Lake
Sept 30, 2019: Moose at Police Lake Courtesy / Jalae Steed
A moose struggles through deep snow at Police Lake on Sept. 30, 2019.
A moose struggles through deep snow at Police Lake on Sept. 30, 2019. Courtesy / Jalae Steed

Highway travel was also a mess over the weekend and into Monday. The Barons and District Fire Department advised against travel and said about 30 cars were stuck at one time, including a broken down snow plow and a semi.