Parts of Calgary were flooded after the region was placed under a severe thunderstorm warning Saturday night after a line of thunderstorms moved in from southern Alberta.
The city was upgraded from a severe thunderstorm watch to a warning around 6:37 p.m. by Environment and Climate Change Canada.
The severe thunderstorm warning ended just before 8 p.m.
The northeast corner of Calgary was hit hard, with some semi trucks and cars stuck in pooling water.
Large hail pellets caused severe damage to structures, and major roads were flooded. Councillor George Chahal said he saw many cars submerged across his ward.
Calgary police said no one was seriously injured, but there were many roads in the city flooded and manhole covers had been blown off by the rising waters.
Calgary police said on social media Saturday that crews are working on several flooded roads in the city and people are asked to be patient and delay travel.
On Sunday morning, they updated that many roads “remain blocked by abandoned vehicles or pooling water,” and that tow truck drivers are working with the police on the cleanup.
Premier Jason Kenney tweeted about the damage from the storm Saturday night, saying he hopes “everyone is safe and unharmed.”
Much of the province was placed under a severe thunderstorm watch earlier in the day in anticipation of storms moving into the southwest corner of Alberta and tracking northeast to north of the Edmonton region.
A tornado warning was also issued in southern Alberta for over an hour.
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- With files from Jodi Hughes