Alberta Mirror

Monday, January 17, 2022

Snowfall alert issued for Edmonton, considerably of central Alberta

Snowfall

Key takeaways: 

  • Snowfall, severe cold alerts in impact across Alberta.
  • Serious snow persisted to fall in Edmonton Tuesday morning after a winter storm pushed in overnight. 

Snowfall cautions issued for Alberta citizens: 

A winter parking banning will go into result in Edmonton Tuesday evening after the city and largely of central Alberta was battered with serious snow overnight.

Heavy snow persists to fall across central Alberta — going roads slippery and snow-covered — while excessively cold temperatures have struck communities in northern Alberta.

A snowfall alert issued by Environment Canada Tuesday stays in result for Edmonton and communities across central Alberta.

Some northern Alberta communities like Fort McMurray and Athabasca are also included in the snowfall warning, as is the Crowsnest Pass area in southern Alberta.

Heavy snow resumes this morning and full amounts between 10 and 20 centimetres are anticipated before the storm tapers off throughout the day, Environment Canada stated. 

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Alberta issues Snowfall cautions, parking ban takes place

“Snowfall amounts around the capital region will be closer to 10 cm, however, places closer to the Alberta-Saskatchewan border could see accumulations ranging between 15-20 cm by Tuesday evening,” the alert states. Source – cbc.ca

Visibility may be unexpectedly declined and highways, roads and walkways may be hard to navigate in collecting snow, stated Environment Canada.

Edmonton parking prohibition in place

A Phase 1 citywide parking prohibition in Edmonton will go into result at 7 p.m. and is anticipated to remain in impact for up to 48 hours before city staffs move onto residential streets, the city stated in a press release.

A Phase 2 parking prohibition in residential zones will go into result following the Phase 1 parking banning, the city stated. 

The Phase 1 prohibition permits the city to remove main roads, streets in the city’s 13 core business locations and bus lanes — virtually any road running the seasonal no-parking indications.

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