CALGARY (660 NEWS) — A snowfall warning is expected to be lifted in the Calgary area by Saturday afternoon.
The big dump we got on Friday had Calgary police responding to collisions in all quadrants of the city.
Early afternoon traffic was affected for several hours on Stoney Trail in the northeast, because of a crash between two tractor-trailers at McKnight Boulevard.
Then on the north edge of the city, near Delacour, a semi slid into the side of a train, no one was hurt.
No one was injured after this truck slid into a train on Highway 564 in Delacour. Roads pretty miserable here. I spoke with his friend Mike – driver had no choice, couldn’t stop so it was either hit train or oncoming traffic #yyc @660NEWS pic.twitter.com/9zXtsEb94Q
— Ian Campbell (@news_ian) November 23, 2018
Between 4 p.m. Friday evening and noon on Saturday CPS responded to 21 injury collisions and 265 non-injury collisions.
— Ian Campbell (@news_ian) November 24, 2018
Thirteen centimetres of snow was recorded at the Calgary International Airport on Friday, with a bit more overnight, to bring the total to 15 centimetres by early Saturday morning.
Stephen ballee with Environment Canada explains, we got more than we bargained for.
“So the system that entered Alberta yesterday, ended up stalling across southern Alberta and because of that, it just continued to dump snow over the region throughout the entire night, which was not expected initially.”
The snow is expected to end Saturday morning in the Calgary region, but will continue to in other parts of southern Alberta until late Saturday afternoon.