Snow Warning of Canada: Alberta Canada survives from blizzard but highways are still under snow

Eurasia News

Alberta Canada survives from blizzard but highways are still under snow. Telephones including landlines and mobiles are not working properly and internet is erratic is most of the parts of blizzard hit areas.

A heavy blizzard that hit Alberta is almost over and the Trans-Canada Highway between Calgary and Brooks reopened on Tuesday afternoon, after a lengthy closure, but a number of highways remain closed.
TransCanada Highway east of Calgary, from Stoney Trail to Highway 36 near Brooks, has been closed for an undetermined length of time due to the weather.
Highway 3 at Crowsnest Pass at the B.C.-Alberta border was closed Monday morning because of poor driving conditions, officials said.
Highway 16 reopened to traffic around 4 p.m. on Monday after being closed due to a collision involving 10 cars.
The blizzard that hit Calgary may be over, but residents are now left to dig themselves out from the mounds of snow left in the storm’s wake. The city declared a snow route parking ban would begin Wednesday morning at 9 a.m., which would allow crews to begin cleaning up Calgary roads.
The parking ban is the first of this season and only the fifth issued in the last three winters. City officials estimate Wednesday’s ban will affect about 60,000 people across Calgary.

Warning is as follow:

An intense winter storm continues to affect portions of Southern Alberta. The storm began in Northwestern Alberta Sunday morning spreading southeastwards to Lethbridge early Monday morning.
Blizzard conditions were observed throughout portions of Central and Southern Alberta on Monday.

The following is a summary of weather event information received by Environment Canada. Note that this storm is still ongoing in Southern Alberta and that reliable accumulations are difficult To obtain in heavy blowing snow. Amounts will be adjusted accordingly as more snowfall reports are received.

Location                    snow accumulation (in centimetres)

Pincher Creek               40 /as of 5 PM Monday/
Brooks                      32 /as of 10 AM Tuesday/
Beaverlodge                 31
Irvine                      30
Lethbridge                  30
Springbank                  29
Spirit River                26
Condor                      26
Horburg                     20
Carway                      25
Red Deer                    22
Pekisko                     22
Grande Prairie              20-25
Holden                      18
Airdrie                     17
Rainbow Lake                15
Edson                       15
Calgary intl arpt           14
Barrhead                    11
Edmonton                    15-20
Sherwood Park               24-28
Kananaskis village          10 /as of 5 PM Monday/
Peace River                 10
Suffield                     7

Strongest winds were reported through the Drumheller, Brooks and Lethbridge regions. These winds combined with snow to give Blizzard conditions. Peak wind gusts reported with the storm Include:

Location                    wind gust (km/h)

Beisker                     87
Hand hills                  81
Strathmore                  80
Bassano                     80
Del Bonita                  70
Lethbridge                  69