April 5, 2012 — Winter made a comeback in parts of Alberta Thursday, with heavy snow contributing to power outages and a tricky morning commute.
An intense spring storm walloped parts of Alberta Wednesday night and into Thursday, burying some communities in up to 30 cm of snow.
Power outages were widespread across Edmonton Thursday morning, many due to fallen trees. Several intersections were without traffic lights for much of the morning commute.
Electricity has now been restored to most of the affected areas.
Rob Davis a meteorologist at The Weather Network. He says the total snowfall amounts ranged depending where you were.
"While only 8 cm of snow was reported at the Edmonton International Airport, 25 cm of snow fell in Edmonton southwest," he explains. "Snowfall totals were also impressive around St. Albert, Sherwood Park and Spruce Grove."