Monday, November 9th 2020, 10:00 pm - Several roads were shut down in Saskatchewan and Alberta as a result of the poor visibility from the blowing and drifting snow on Sunday.
The potent weekend snowstorm on the Prairies brought blizzard conditions with heavy snowfall that buried cars and made travel dangerous and nearly impossible in several regions.
There have been reports of 20-40 cm of snowfall near Edmonton, Alberta and a wind gust hitting 102 km/h was recorded in Ardenville. Kindersley, Saskatchewan received an accumulative total of 47.6 cm of snow on the weekend, making it the largest two-day snowfall event for the city.
What a wild weekend of wintry weather!— ECCC Weather Alberta (@ECCCWeatherAB) November 9, 2020
Many people were impacted as the #Edmonton metro region had 20-40 cm of snow on Sat and the south was hammered w/ blizzard conditions & heavy snow Sun.
Check out the 2-day ❄️total mapshttps://t.co/sTCqgSOc8a#abstorm #yegwx #yqlwx #medhat pic.twitter.com/8fzFmmjVyv
Several roads shut down in Saskatchewan and Alberta as a result of the poor visibility from the blowing and drifting snow. Police urged people to just stay home, but said if they must head out on the roads, they should go slowly and take extra precautions.
Adding to the dangerous travel was the widespread and prolonged freezing drizzle, freezing rain and ice pellets in Alberta and Saskatchewan, with the risk for ongoing power outages with the significant ice accretion and strong winds.
See below for a look at this November "winter nightmare."
brb honey, gotta go get the milk pic.twitter.com/B58vGijLpY— Kyle Brittain (@KyleTWN) November 9, 2020
Hey Saskatoon!— Red Cross SK (@RedCrossSK) November 9, 2020
The snow may have stopped but there are still lots of hazards & many things are closed.
Some reliable places to get up-to-date information include @cityofsaskatoon @SaskatoonPolice @SaskatoonFire & @SaskatoonEMO
Stay safe out there everyone #skstorm pic.twitter.com/fEi7btbL0H