More heavy snow targets the Prairies this weekend, warnings in effect
Friday, November 8, 2013, 9:20 AM -
Snow! It's becoming a familiar story for many residents across the Prairies.
Last weekend, over 30 cm of snow piled up in some places and the weekend before that, residents were digging out as well.
Now, a low pressure system pushing through could bring another 10 to 20 cm to some communities this weekend.
A snowfall warning was issued for Alberta's Bonnyville, Cold Lake region early Friday with up to 10 cm expected through the day.
As of 8 am local time, 8 cm had already accumulated in Cold Lake.
Conditions are expected to improve as the system moves eastward into Saskatchewan Friday afternoon.
"Snow to the north of this system will begin to fall this morning and linger until Saturday morning, " says Environment Canada in the snowfall warning issued for southern Saskatchewan.
Total snowfall accumulations will be in the 10 to 15 cm range, with some isolated pockets of up to 20 cm possible near the Manitoba border, EC adds.
Motorists are being warned to prepare for hazardous winter driving conditions as untreated roads may become snow covered and slippery.
Officials say sudden low visibility in bursts of heavier snow is also possible.
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