A snowfall warning was issued for Calgary on Monday with Environment Canada advising people to prepare for a “widespread, long-duration snowfall event” beginning late in the day.
“Heavy snow will begin falling near Grande Cache and Jasper by late afternoon, spreading south toward Calgary by evening,” the weather agency said in a post on its website. “This snow will continue through the night and into Tuesday.”
According to the post, some areas could see as much as 25 centimetres of snow accumulate by Tuesday night.
“The heavy snowfall event will gradually come to an end from north to south on Tuesday afternoon and evening,” Environment Canada said.
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In a news release issued Monday afternoon, the City of Calgary said its road crews began working on “major routes” Sunday night. They plowed snow from “through-lanes” and put down material meant to help snow melt and offer drivers more traction.
“They will continue this work tonight and tomorrow,” the city said, adding that it is bringing in additional city crews and crews made up of contractors to help.
The city noted that because temperatures were not expected to drop below 10 C on Tuesday, crews would be applying salt and gravel on the roads.
In addition to major routes, the city said crews are clearing what is calls “business routes” in the downtown core but noted a decision to impose a snow route parking ban had not been made.
Environment Canada advised drivers to prepare for deteriorating road conditions, adding that visibility could suddenly be impacted at times.
Various parts of Alberta were under some type of weather warning on Monday morning.
For a complete list of areas in Alberta under a weather alert, click here.
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