Saskatchewan Examiner

Heavy snow-rainfall to cause issues for Alberta drivers

Environment Canada sent special climate warnings to several provinces in Canada as the winter season sets in the country.

  • Snowfall in Banff to be between 10 to 30 centimeters by Monday night, says Environment Canada.
  • Canmore Fire Rescue said that strong winds with gusts close to one hundred kilometers are forecasted.
  • Snow crosswinds may tip over high profile vehicles, make it difficult to drive, says Environment Canada.

Massive snowfall warnings in Alberta as many provinces get affected due to heavy rains, and cross winds.

Environment Canada has forecasted that Banff National Park is to be specifically stricken by snow and heavy winds while issuing climate warnings for plenty of regions in Alberta Sunday.

In Banff, heavy snowfall is predicted Sunday thru Monday, the alert stated, with 10 cm to 30 cm of snowfall predicted via way of means of Monday night time. These alert influences regions close to the metropolis of Saskatchewan River Crossing, Banff, and the Siffleur Wilderness Area.

An extra 15 cm snowfall is forecasted among the Castle Junction and Lake Louise regions, and any other five to ten cm close to Banff. The snow is predicted to recede after Tuesday, Environment Canada stated.

Canmore Fire Rescue tweeted Sunday that strong, negative winds are predicted today, with gusts close to one hundred kilometers. High-profile vehicles (semis, field trucks, trailers, and in a few instances SUVs) can be a chance of tipping over in crosswinds.

There is likewise a hazard of freezing rain withinside the Calgary location beginning Sunday night time and persevering with into Monday afternoon, in step with Environment Canada.

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Municipal crews are making use of anti-icing dealers to sure regions inclusive of hills, intersections, sidewalks, and turning lanes to put together for freezing rain, the City of Calgary told a news briefing on Sunday.

The metropolis recommends Calgarians plan a route of time and departs early for driving along with winterizing their cars and preserving a snow brush of their vehicles. Calgary Transit will update its internet site with facts approximately viable path impacts.

Environment Canada has additionally issued special climate statements for tons of the southern part of the province, together with regions across the City of Edmonton, Fort Saskatchewan, Hanna, Spruce Grove, Whitecourt, Red Deer, Nordegg, and Rocky Mountain House, and other surrounding areas.

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