Snow alert in effect for Calgary

Snow warnings are in effect for most of Highway 2 between Calgary and Edmonton.

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Looks like winter isn’t over yet in Alberta.

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Environment Canada has issued a snow warning for Calgary, calling for 6 to 10 inches of snow.

Travelers traveling in and around Calgary this afternoon and evening can expect poor visibility and heavy snow at times. The national meteorologist warns that strong snow bands could cause localized melting, reducing visibility to zero at times. The snowfall is expected to taper off by late Wednesday morning.

Environment Canada also issued snow warnings for much of central and western Alberta, with 4 to 8 inches of snow forecast for some areas.

As the gusts continue in Calgary, police have announced the intersection of Shaganappi Trail and Country Hills Blvd. NW is closed as crews deal with multiple collisions.

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Drivers are also asked to avoid 14 Street NW between 16 Ave. and John Laurie Blvd. due to drifting snow and numerous collisions.

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Canada Post posted a yellow security alert for Calgary, which means there may be delivery delays due to weather.

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Calgary Transit also tweeted that riders could see delays.

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Environment Canada also has snow warnings for Airdrie-Cochrane-Olds-Sundrie, Drumheller-Three Hills, and Red Deer to Ponoka. Further north, Edmonton expects up to 15 cm. Drivers on Highway 2 between Calgary and Edmonton can expect slippery sections and poor visibility.

Cochrane RCMP asks drivers to avoid traveling if necessary due to dangerous driving conditions in the area, according to a news release.

Meanwhile, in the south, wind warnings have been issued for Crowsnest Pass, Waterton Lakes National Park and Cardston-Fort Macleod, with gusts up to 100 km/h possible.

The snow is expected to end in most areas by Wednesday. Conditions will improve significantly by Friday, with sunshine in the forecast.

A pedestrian walks through Calgary's Chinatown as gusts fall Tuesday afternoon.
A pedestrian walks through Calgary’s Chinatown as gusts fall Tuesday afternoon. Photo by Azin Ghaffari/Postmedia

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