Calgary Braces for Heavy Snowfall: 10-20 cm Expected, City Prepares for Winter Onslaught

Calgary under snowfall warning. Heavy snow expected, up to 20 cm. City and transit prepared. Motorists advised caution.ists advised caution.

Photo by Ryunosuke Kikuno / Unsplash

Calgary is currently under a snowfall warning, as reported by Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC). The city and surrounding areas are expected to experience heavy snowfall starting the evening of December 6th and continuing into December 7th. Residents should prepare for a significant accumulation of snow, with forecasts predicting between 10 to 20 centimeters.

The onset of the storm is expected to bring a mix of rain and snow over lower elevations, which will transition into heavier snowfall. This weather event is predicted to be intense at times and will likely continue through the night and into the next day. The snowfall is expected to taper off by Thursday evening.

In response to the snowfall warning, the City of Calgary has prepared to plow and apply materials on high-volume roads first, such as Crowchild Trail, Glenmore Trail, and Memorial Drive. Calgary Transit is also planning to activate snow detour routes on Thursday to avoid areas where buses may get stuck, ensuring continued service coverage. Meanwhile, Environment and Climate Change Canada is advising motorists to exercise caution on the roads, as the heavy snowfall may reduce visibility and make driving conditions challenging