Snowfall advisories have issued a warning about snowstorm in southern Alberta and Saskatchewan. According to Environment Canada a strong low-pressure system brought heavy snow and strong winds to much of central and southern Alberta on Saturday into Sunday morning. It says the system even produced a few short-lived severe thunderstorms in the southeast corner of Alberta before blizzard conditions descended on the area Saturday evening.
The Trans-Canada Highway east of Calgary was closed in both directions on Saturday, Calgary received between 10 and 20 centimetres of snow, while Cochrane west of the city got 30 centimetres. A snowstorm warning remained in effect Sunday for Cypress Hill Provincial Park and Foremost in the province’s southeast. Forecasters said the blizzard was expected to leave the province Sunday afternoon,which meant a blizzard warning was issued next door in southwestern Saskatchewan. The Saskatchewan government’s Highway Hotline reported Sunday that the Tran-Canada Highway was closed from Alberta boundary to Swift Current, a stretch that’s close to 170 Kilometres long.
Please spread this information to your fellow healthcare professionals or friends. Make sure you plan ahead if you are driving in these areas and contact Solutions if you have any questions or concerns. Solutions Staffing will keep monitoring the situation closely and will keep everyone updated.
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