‘Shocking’ damage from heavy summer snow will take days to clean up, says Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi

Snow definitely has hit our two projects this week, team members affected by power outages at home. It’s definitely startling in contrast to the BC teacher’s strike and endless “summer”.

National Post | News

Commuters needed hours to get to work, snow-laden tree branches groaned and snapped and thousands of people were without power Wednesday after a second major taste of winter hit Calgary with 10 days to go before summer’s end.

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Calgary’s snowstorm this week came like a bat out of hell, even for tough locals who are used to a little September snow. But this storm packed an extra punch that rightly took residents off guard, Environment Canada’s Calgary-based meteorologist Bill McMurtry told the National Post’s Sarah Boesveld Wednesday.

Q: What do we know about Calgary’s history with weird late summer snowfall?

A: It depends on to which degree. In most Septembers in Alberta some snow will occur, that’s not uncommon. But when we’re starting to look at bigger events, this is when we have 10cm or more snow falling from an event in…

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