Snowfall warnings for much of southern Alberta

By Leah Murray
October 2, 2018 - 7:44am

MEDICINE HAT, AB – Much of southern Alberta is under a snowfall warning as a low pressure system pushes into the province from British Columbia.

Heavy snow has developed over parts of the Rockies and Foothills. Many areas of southern Alberta could see around 10 to 25 cm of snow. Environment Canada says areas closer to the mountains could get up to 45 cm of snow.

Travel is not recommended in Banff National Park, as well as Kootenay and Yoho National Parks in BC, due to poor winter driving conditions.

Brooks and the County of Newell are under the snowfall warning along with Lethbridge, Taber and Milk River.

The Brooks area could see 5-10 cm of snow, the Lethbridge area is likely going to see 15-20 cm.

Medicine Hat and Cypress County are not currently under the warning, we are expected to see 2-4 cm of snow Tuesday and another 5 cm by Wednesday.

The snow in Calgary caused Air Canada to cancel six different flights between Calgary and Medicine Hat last night and this morning. Flights this afternoon are still expected to go ahead.

Environment Canada says snowfall amounts across southern Alberta will vary given the strength of the bands of snow and temperatures of the surface that the snow is accumulating on.

Drivers are being asked to adjust their driving for the changing road conditions.

Driving conditions can change quickly and visibility may be suddenly reduced at times in heavy snow.

UPDATE: Power restored in Redcliff