Continuing snow in Alberta this weekend
Saturday, May 3, 2014, 7:08 PM -
Snow in Alberta isn't uncommon, but it's likely not welcome either.
While Saskatchewan and Manitoba are looking at a comparably dry Saturday (with some light rain expected on Sunday in the latter), southwestern Alberta is in for significant snowfall, with snowfall warnings in effect.
The city of Calgary was included in the warnings Saturday morning, but the heaviest amounts are expected for the province's foothills.
"Calgary switched over to straight snow around 9 p.m. Mountain Daylight Time, and has been receiving light snow since," Weather Network meteorologist Matt Grinter said Saturday morning.
Snow will continue through the Rockies, foothills and southern Alberta through Saturday, continuing into Sunday morning.
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Grinter says southeastern Alberta will switch to rain, with the exception of the Cypress Hills area.
All that snow has led to elevated avalanche risk in some parts of the mountains.
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At around 10:00 a.m. MDT, a semi-trailer jackknifed, blocking lanes of the Trans-Canada Highway near Lac des Arcs. Significant delays were reported on Highway 1 and Highway 1X experienced significant delays.
According to CTV Calgary, the semi was removed shortly before noon.