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Snowfall warning lifted for Calgary

Last Updated Oct 3, 2018 at 11:19 am PDT

Summary

A snowfall warning for Calgary has been lifted

The city was hit with more than 30 centimeters Tuesday

One man played his trumpet to entertain other drivers

CANMORE – If you think it’s getting cold in Vancouver, you should see what’s happening in Calgary.

A snowfall warning has been lifted for Calgary after a record-breaking single day snowfall on Tuesday caused chaos. The more than 30-centimetre heap dumped on the city made it a wild night for commuters who found themselves stuck on Highway 1 near Canmore.

Motorists were stranded for hours in their vehicles, trying to stay warm as it got dark.

Kimberly was one of these drivers. She got on the highway around noon, but was still there by 8 p.m.

She said she saw “people going out of their vehicles, going into the forest in snow that is above their knees.”

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One driver, however, provided some entertainment: he got out of his car and started playing his trumpet.

Environment Canada’s Chris Wilke says its a mixed bag of weather for the rest of the week.

“There is still snow in the forecast for the weekend,” he said. “Rare event. The previous one, the snowfall total record for October was 29.7 centimres.”

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Back in the city, 250 spent the night at a warming centre in Canmore, while some were forced to spend night on the highway.