Blowing snow and reduced visibility made for a difficult afternoon for drivers on Calgary roads Monday, as a storm moved across southern Alberta, bringing with it high winds and cooler temperatures.
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Multi-vehicle collisions prompted Calgary police to close a section of southbound Stoney Trail early Monday afternoon between 96th Avenue N.E. and McKnight Boulevard. The road was reopened just before 3 p.m.
Deteriorating driving conditions persisted throughout the city, with 511 Alberta reporting reduced visibility and partially or fully covered roads throughout the Calgary area.
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The snow is expected to continue into Monday evening, with about two centimetres expected. Temperatures are expected to reach a high of -8 C and an overnight low of -23 C. Wind coming from the north at 30 km/h with gusts up to 50 km/h throughout the afternoon is expected to lessen toward midnight.
Tuesday will see a 60 per cent chance of flurries with a forecasted high of -19 C with the wind chill approaching -31 C. The skies are expected to clear Tuesday evening for a sunny Wednesday that should reach a high of 2 C, with much of the same expected for the rest of the week, before the mercury dips again into the weekend.