While Vancouverites will be taking advantage of what’s left of the West Coast’s summer season, Calgary is bracing for its third consecutive day of summer snowfall, with accumulations between 10 to 15 cm expected throughout Wednesday.
Approximately 30,000 homes and businesses have already lost power from the snowfall over the last two days. Nearly a hundred traffic lights are also out, adding to the city’s congestion with road conditions remaining icy.
Heavy snow has caused power lines to fall and branches or even entire trees to snap. Schools remain open, although a handful of locations are closed due to the power outages.
A travel alert has been placed on the city as flights are being delayed or canceled entirely.
The snowstorm began on Monday when temperatures dropped by 25°C over a 24 hour period from Sunday. Temperatures are expected to warm up well above freezing levels beginning tomorrow, reaching 20°C by the end of the weekend.
Vancouver this morning
Vancouver vs. Calgary this morning
Meanwhile in Calgary…
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