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Weekend snowstorm closes highways in Alberta and Saskatchewan – drifts of over 2 feet

Weekend snowstorm closes highways in Alberta and Saskatchewan – drifts of over 2 feet

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Snow-covered highways in southern Alberta reopened Sunday as stuck or smashed vehicles were removed, but snowfall advisories and even a blizzard warning remained in effect in some areas as the storm tracked into Saskatchewan. Environment Canada says a strong low-pressure system brought heavy snow and strong winds to much of central and southern Alberta on Saturday into Sunday morning. It says the system even produced a few short-lived severe thunderstorms in the southeast corner of Alberta before blizzard conditions descended on the area Saturday evening. The Trans-Canada Highway east of Calgary was closed in both directions on Saturday, while police said travel was restricted on the highway west of the city as crews responded to a crash involving four semis and 11 other vehicles. No serious injuries were reported.
Source: Weekend snowstorm closes highways in Alberta and Saskatchewan – drifts of over 2 feet

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