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Stalled weather system dumps snow on Calgary

Last Updated Nov 24, 2018 at 12:13 pm MDT

Ian Campbell/660 NEWS

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.

Between 4 p.m. Friday evening and noon on Saturday CPS responded to 21 injury collisions and 265 non-injury collisions.


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.