Snowing in Canmore, poor driving conditions

by Bob Truman on March 16, 2017

in Weather conditions

My back yard in Canmore

My back yard in Canmore

Update 9:55 a.m: The snow has stopped and the sun is shining in Canmore. The webcams show snow-covered roads. The trails at Canmore Nordic Centre are being groomed.

Thursday Mar 16 @8:20 a.m:

I woke up to a huge dump of snow overnight. My deck has 14 cm of new snow and it’s still coming down. Temperature is -3°C.

Dead Man'sThis was posted at 8:10 a.m. on the Facebook page “Bow Valley Road Conditions” from a motorist driving Canmore to Calgary:

That was one of the worst drives I’ve had in over 6 years of commuting… Super heavy snow, plows hadn’t been through yet, low low visability, people doing 40kmh… Clears EB after SLH, but is starting to snow in the city now.

Clearing the snow from the skating rink at Lake Louise

Clearing the snow from the skating rink at Lake Louise

I believe SLH = Scott Lake Hill.

This was posted around 8 a.m:

Weather changed quickly… wasn’t too bad at 6am when I put my son on the bus to Banff ?….. now there are vehicles stopped everywhere and the roads are covered… zero visibility.

The webcams show a snow-covered highway at Dead Man’s,  Sunshine and Castle Junction. The road is clear at Lake Louise.

Nakiska is reporting 20 cm, so Ribbon Creek/Kananaskis Village trails should have new snow.

Grooming occurred on the south trails in PLPP last night. Check the Live Grooming Report for details.

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1 JeremyN March 16, 2017 at 10:53 am

A St. Paddy’s day gift to skiers abound!
Yet be careful, lest Leprechaun mischief be found.

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