Calgary and area hit with heavy snowfall

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Calgarians woke up to roads, sidewalks and cars covered in snow Tuesday as the city saw, as much as 40 centimetres fall overnight.

The snow started on Monday evening and brought strong, northerly winds, causing some treacherous driving conditions.

According to Global News weather specialist Jodi Hughes, 20 centimetres of snow was recorded at YYC Calgary International Airport as of 5 a.m. on Tuesday.

In other parts of the city, the snowfall totals ranged from 20 to 40 centimetres, depending on the area.

In nearby Cochrane, as of 2:45 a.m. Tuesday, 35 centimetres of snow had fallen.

Several Calgary Transit buses were experiencing trouble early Tuesday morning, with the transit authority tweeting that many routes were being detoured and some communities could not be accessed.

Calgary Transit advised riders to keep an eye on their Twitter feed for updates.

The city’s transportation department also tweeted that with the amount of snow that had fallen, crews were focusing on Priority 1 routes that see the highest volume of traffic throughout the city, like Crowchild and Glenmore trails.

Alberta RCMP also advised drivers to stay off Highway 40 and Highway 1 due to “extremely poor” driving conditions Tuesday morning.

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