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30,000 Calgary customers without power after second large snowfall of summer

Jean Rivers tries to clear snow from her trees as snow continues to fall in Cremona, Alta., Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014. Environment Canada issued a snowfall warning for Calgary, and much of the rest of Southwestern Alberta.
Image Credit: THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
September 10, 2014 - 10:04 AM

CALGARY - You can almost hear those sleighbells ringing this morning as folks in Calgary dig out from a second dumping of snow in a 48-hour period.

And it's not over yet.

The city is currently under a snowfall warning, according to Environment Canada, with a possible 10-15 centemetres on the way, laying a third blanket on the 11.8 cm that fell Monday and 1.3 that fell Tuesday. A few areas along the foothills could receive upwards of 25 cm today. Along with the snow clearing efforts, the city is trying to get power back on for approximately 30,000 customers left in the dark when the white stuff knocked down trees and powerlines.

Meanwhile, back in the Thompson-Okanagan area — and it seems a bit cruel to mention it — it might be a little cooler than it has been in the past few weeks with temperatures in the mid-teens to low twenties under dry and sunny skies, but those conditions are expected to improve throughout the week with more summer-like conditions and temperatures north of 25 Celcius in the region by the weekend.

Credit: The Canadian Press

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