Blowing snow and reduced visibility made for a difficult afternoon for drivers on Calgary roads Monday as a storm moved across southern Alberta, bringing high winds and cooler temperatures.
Multi-vehicle collisions prompted Calgary police to close a section of southbound Stoney Trail between 96th Avenue NE and McKnight Boulevard early Monday afternoon. The road was reopened just before 3:00 p.m
Deteriorating driving conditions continued throughout the city, with 511 Alberta reporting reduced visibility and partially or fully covered roads in the Calgary area.
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The snow is expected to continue into Monday night, with about two centimeters expected. Temperatures are expected to reach a high of -8 C and an overnight low of -23 C. Winds coming from the north at 30 km/h gusting to 50 km/h throughout the afternoon are expected to decrease by midnight.
Tuesday will see a 60 percent chance of storms with a forecast high of -19 C with the wind chill nearing -31 C. Skies are expected to clear Tuesday night for a sunny Wednesday that should see a high of 2 C reached, with much of the same expected for the rest of the week, before the mercury dips again at the weekend.