Winter weather shackles Calgary yet again

Calgary’s beautiful break from the cold weather has come to a very abrupt end.
Environment Canada has issued a snowfall warning for Calgary and says we can expect up to 15 centimeters of snow to fall from Thursday to Friday.
It wont just be snow pummeling Calgary, as a freezing rain warning is also in effect and is expected to last till late Thursday Morning.
Roads are expected to be treacherous Thursday and into the weekend, and another 10 centimeters of snow is expected to fall on saturday.
This month has seen above average snowfall in Calgary, as we are only 4 centimeters away from hitting the monthly average for march.
-Ryan O’Donnell





Heavy snowfall prompts Calgary parking ban


Snow woes continue for Calgary.

The city is experiencing its snowiest start to March in recorded weather history.

The white stuff fell for 44 hours straight, starting Thursday night and accumulating to almost one month’s worth of snow in just under two days.

Snow tangled traffic created road chaos throughout the weekend, leading the City of Calgary to issue its third snow route parking ban of the year. The ban prohibits vehicles from parking along major roadways, collector roads and bus routes for up to 72 hours.

“Looking at the progress the crews are making, it’s looking like we will be done early.”

In the first six hours of the ban, more than 200 parking tickets were issued to vehicles that weren’t moved while road crews worked to clear 30-plus centimetres of snow.

“Right now, looking at the progress the crews are making, it’s looking like we will be done early,” said City roads department spokeswoman Tara Norton-Merrin.

“We just have to wait to see if it (the ban) will be lifted (Monday) or (Tuesday),” she said, adding crews had already cleared priority one routes such and were about halfway through priority two routes, such as Kensington Road.

Mother Nature is also expected to start lending a hand in cleaning up the icy mess. Temperatures are forecast to rise above zero by Friday, when 3 C is the predicted high.

— Mason DePatie