CALGARY – As an expected 10-20 centimetres of snow falls in Calgary, the city is dealing with a number of traffic and power issues.
Many people on social media are reporting power cutting in and out in their homes, something Enmax says is completely normal when this kind of weather hits.
The combination of snow and high winds may lead to power issues this evening. Our team is on hand to safely restore power if necessary.
— ENMAX Power (@ENMAXpower) April 28, 2019
The electricity company says the power could continue to come and go through the evening as a result of the winter storm. To see an outage map or to report a lasting outage, click here.
Meantime, traffic is snarled in a number of sections across the city as slick streets and reduced visibility take a toll on drivers.
A number of EC weather warnings remain in effect for areas of Alberta & are expected to continue into Sunday. Consider postponing non-essential travel in the affected areas. If you must travel, be prepared for winter driving conditions. (5:11pm) #ABStorm #ABRoads pic.twitter.com/JoKb9miMmI
— 511 Alberta (@511Alberta) April 27, 2019
Hwys in & around Calgary are experiencing hazardous road conditions. Avoid all unnecessary travel as conditions will deteriorate as evening falls & temps. fall. (7:12pm) #ABStorm #ABRoads pic.twitter.com/29JtPx9Zt4
— 511 Alberta (@511Alberta) April 28, 2019
— Kristen Fong (@FongK10) April 28, 2019
Environment Canada is recommending people postpone all non-essential travel–especially on out-of-town highways–due to the conditions.
You can also find the latest traffic information here.
Crews at YYC are working feverishly to clear runways and de-ice planes as the storm intensifies.
The winter storm is having an impact on departures and arrivals. While our crews are prepared, the intensity of the snow is affecting flights. Please check with your airline. For current flight times. #AbStorm 1/2
— YYC (@FlyYYC) April 28, 2019
The airport authority says due to the weather some flights have been delayed or cancelled so if you or someone you know is supposed to fly tonight, you should double check the status of your flight.