A cyclist rides down a snowy 7th avenue N.E. after Calgarians woke to an overnight snowfall on Tuesday November 19, 2019. Gavin Young/Postmedia Postmedia
Snowfall warning issued for Calgary, surrounding area
Drivers in Calgary will have to deal with slippery streets and low visibility while out on the roadways.
City crews were already out early Tuesday morning to help deal with this latest blast of wintry weather. A pickle mixture was laid down in advance of the snowfall and plows could be seen clearing snow off major priority one routes.
Weather agency Environment Canada is also reminding drivers to prepare for quickly changing conditions as highways and roads may be difficult to drive on as the snow accumulates. The agency is also reminding people to turn on their headlights if visibility is reduced and follow at a safe distance.
The weather agency issued a statement late Monday evening projecting anywhere from 10 to 15 centimetres of snow as a low pressure moved into Alberta, beginning in the southwestern part of the province and tracking eastward.
The wintery weather is not expected to last that long, by Thursday, Environment Canada is predicting sunny skies for Calgary with a high of 7.
The bad news? The Weather Network is predicting a winter for Calgary thats slightly colder and snowier than average.
According to Alberta 511, a stretch of Highway 22, just north of Cochrane, is covered in snow and ice. Both Highway 1 and Highway 8 west of Calgary are also partly covered in snow.
Calgary can expect 10 to 15 centimetres of snowfall on Tuesday, according to a warning from Environment Canada.
You’re welcome: Quebec politicians took to the airwaves over the weekend with tough words for Alberta as a spat between the two provinces deepened. Bloc Quebecois leader Yves-François Blanchet blasted Alberta Premier Jason Kenney for spreading “false information” about Canada’s equalization system, and claiming that Quebec pays more into federal coffers than Alberta does (which, technically is true, until you account for Quebec’s larger population). Besides, Blanchet claimed on Global TV’s The West Block, the Alberta oil patch owes its very existence to Quebec: There would be no oil industry in Alberta if Quebec had not willingly or not contributed to the very beginning of that industry so many years ago. We were the ones providing money to them back then, and were not saying keep giving us that money. The Bloc Québécois does not say that. The Bloc Québécois says at the end of the day, we would do better by ourselves without your oil, without your money.”
The agency said in a warning issued late Monday evening that a low pressure system is moving into the province, beginning in southwestern Alberta and tracking east early Tuesday morning.
"Prepare for quickly changing and deteriorating travel conditions. Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become difficult to navigate due to accumulating snow," the warning read.
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Over on CTV’s Question Period, former Liberal cabinet minister and one-time Montreal mayor Denis Coderre also said Kenney had a problem with the truth when it comes to his claims about equalization: “I think that if we cut that rhetoric and were more factual, we will witness that maybe Alberta is jealous of some of the powers that Quebec has and would like to have that kind of autonomy.”
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