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Snow and more snow for parts Alberta as Environment Canada issues warnings

Are you sick of that warm Chinook breeze? Good news for you! Winter is back in Calgary and beyond.

Blowing snow and scary road conditions have been reported in the 16th Ave. SW and Canada Olympic Park area.

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Blowing snow and scary road conditions have been reported in the 16th Ave. SW and Canada Olympic Park area.

A delightful Valentine's gift is headed for Calgary and southern Alberta, with a dusting of powdered sugar on top.

Sorry, did we say sugar? We meant snow.

Calgary is sandwiched between two nasty weather systems: Red Deer, Ponoka, Drumheller and much of southeastern Alberta are under a blowing snow advisory, and Environment Canada has warned of a 10 to 15 centimetre snow dump from Kanaskis-Canmore all the way down to the U.S. border.

Several multi-vehicle crashes on the Trans-Canada Highway have slowed traffic to a crawl as blowing snow impedes visibility. Highway 1 eastbound near Bassano is closed because of collisions.

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The province is asking people who do not need to drive in southern Alberta to stay home.If you have to drive, drive slowly and carefully.

As of Wednesday afternoon, there's no weather alert for Calgary itself, but drivers are reporting snow squalls and treacherous conditions on the roads.

In case you're wondering, a snow squall is "an intense, but limited duration, period of moderate to heavy snowfall." 

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