Edmonton weather: 10-20 centimeters expected and could cause delays Tuesday morning

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Edmontons will reach for their shovels and brush their cars Tuesday morning when they wake up after the first snow of the season.

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Environment Canada issued a heavy snow warning for Edmonton, St. Albert and Sherwood Park on Monday and snow is expected to fall Monday night and Tuesday, when it is expected to decrease from west to east throughout the day.

10 to 20 centimeters of snow is expected to hit the streets of Edmonton and surrounding areas with strong gusts of winds reaching up to 70 km / h developing in areas of eastern Alberta, according to Environment Canada. Visibility may be reduced due to blowing snow.

“Be prepared to adjust your driving to changing road conditions,” Environment Canada said in the weather advisory. “Rapidly accumulated snow could make travel difficult in some places. Visibility can be suddenly reduced at times in heavy snow. Take frequent breaks and avoid straining when shoveling snow. “

Snowfall can also cause travel delays on Tuesday morning.

“Conditions may cause school bus delays for Edmonton Division of Catholic Schools students when they return to school tomorrow after fall break,” ECSD said on Twitter Monday night. “Please be patient while you wait for your bus.”

ECSD is asking people to check online for possible delays in busplannerweb.ecsd.net/alerts.

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