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Calgary Highway Crews Brace For Winter Weather With Snow Forecast On Friday – Calgary | The Canadian News

City of Calgary highway crews say they are bracing for winter as more than two to four inches of snow is forecast to hit the city on Friday.

Calgary global meteorologist Tiffany Lizee said snow is expected to start falling in Calgary between 7 a.m. and 8 a.m. Friday.

“The moisture from the Pacific is coming through the Rocky Mountains today and will hit Calgary tomorrow morning,” Lizee said Thursday.

“We expect it to start out as some wet snow, a rain / snow mix, while south of us in southern Alberta they expect it to start out as rain and not turn into snow until the afternoon.”

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Snow is expected to continue to fall throughout the day, ending at 5-10cm by the end of Friday.

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“Although the morning snow will melt on impact, the city can expect accumulation during the afternoon,” Lizee explained.

Cooler temperatures and wind are also expected for Calgary on Friday, with highs of about 0 C through Monday.

“The cooler air will sink behind this system and settle over the weekend and early November,” Lizee said.

“Cold weather is on the way and it will stay.”

With the weather system on track, the city of Calgary said Thursday that it is also keeping a close eye on the forecast.

“Our crews are busy preparing equipment, materials and planning their routes as they prepare to face the snowfall,” a press release from the city read Thursday morning.

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City crews will work 24 hours a day, 7 days a week during the winter as needed, based on the City’s 7-Day Snow Plan.

“Our crews work very hard to make roads, sidewalks and paths safe, and this can be a very difficult job when the snow is blowing. Help our crews do their jobs safely by keeping your distance when you see plows on the road, ”the city said.

City crews encourage drivers to do their part in winterizing their vehicles, including adding windshield washer fluid, keeping a snow brush in their vehicle, and giving them extra time to get where they need to go.

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Residents can keep an eye on snow removal activity in the city ​​website.

The city also keeps people updated through its transport Twitter account. Information on public transportation updates can be found on the city’s website at Calgary Transit Twitter account.

Snowfall warnings for mountain parks

While there were no snowfall alerts or warnings for Calgary Thursday morning, the same cannot be said for areas to the west.

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Snow advisories for the Banff, Kananaskis and Canmore regions on Thursday, Oct. 28, 2021.

Graphic by Tiffany Lizee, Global News

Snowfall warnings they were established for the Banff National Park, Kananaskis and Canmore regions, with 10 to 25 cm of snow in the forecast. Snow is expected to start in these regions on Thursday afternoon and continue through Saturday.

“The heaviest rainfall and worst conditions can be expected late Thursday night through Friday morning,” reads the warning issued by Environment Canada.

More snow can be expected in higher elevation areas.

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