Tight band of snow drops 10 centimetres on southern Alberta early Monday
Monday, December 16, 2013, 8:17 -
Parts of southern Alberta woke up to heavy snow Monday morning after a tight band of snow formed over the region, dumping a quick 10 cm in some places overnight.
"The band of snow is very narrow so snowfall amounts will be very localized," said Environment Canada in a snowfall warning early Monday.
The City of Calgary was included in that warning, where close to 10 cm of snow was recorded.
"This same band is producing rain in the Medicine Hat region," EC adds. "Road surfaces are at or below freezing, so the rain will freeze on contact with the cold surfaces."
Freezing rain over the weekend resulted in dangerous road conditions in the City of Edmonton on Saturday.
RCMP continued to warn drivers to use caution on Sunday especially on Highway 43 and Highway 2 as roads were still icy.
According to city police, more than 70 collisions were reported between 4 pm and midnight on Sunday.