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Snow, blowing snow creates travel chaos in the Prairies

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Cheryl Santa Maria
Digital Reporter

Thursday, April 17, 2014, 3:12 -

Snow and blowing snow have been creating travel chaos in parts of Alberta, with 5 centimetres reported in the Calgary area on Wednesday.

That trend continued over central Saskatchewan Thursday, accompanied by the potential for freezing rain during the overnight hours.


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Parts of the Prairies will see similar conditions into the start of the long weekend, according to Weather Network meteorologists.

"Most snow and mixed precipitation is expected on Friday into Saturday for central Saskatchewan as another clipper system moves through," explains Weather Network meteorologist Brett Soderholm.

Seasonal temperatures are forecast for Easter weekend across the region, he adds.

"The system affecting Alberta and Saskatchewan on Friday will continue to track east towards Manitoba Friday night into Saturday," writes Weather Network meteorologist Monica Vaswani.

"This will be a taste of winter before more spring-like conditions arrive for the end of the weekend. Breezy winds and accumulating snowfall will make for an unsettled day before a changeover to rain and mixing through the evening."

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