CALGARY (660 NEWS) – A fast-moving winter storm on Monday night turned city streets into a snowy, slippery and slushy mess.
The storm bringing with it periods of rain turning to heavy snow and leading to visibility issues and treacherous conditions for drivers on many streets and area highways.
Sportsnet 960 The Fan’s and Flames’s play-by-play guy Derek Wills tweeting about some whiteout conditions on Highway 1 west of Calgary:
Worst white-out conditions that I’ve ever driven in on Trans-Canada Highway 1 West. Couldn’t see 10 feet. Had to pull over. Stay off the roads if you can, drive safe if you can’t! #ABStorm pic.twitter.com/LDxr7W1RtH
— Derek Wills (@Fan960Wills) February 23, 2021
Others reported hearing thunder and lightning at times with some reports of light hail in parts of the city as well.
Motorists are reminded to drive to the conditions and stay off the roads if at all possible.
Environment Canada says 2-4 cms of snow is expected into Tuesday morning with a slight chance of more snow late into the afternoon.
— ECCC Weather Alberta (@ECCCWeatherAB) February 23, 2021