Weather extremes: December snowfall breaks 112-year record in Calgary

The Extinction Protocol

December 22, 2013CANADADecember snowfall in Calgary has broken a 112-year record according to the city. The City made the announcement in a tweet Saturday morning after weeks of on-and-off heavy snowfall left many residents complaining about the lack of snow removal in parts of Calgary. “A total of 43.8 cm of snow has fallen in #yyc this month. We haven’t seen this much snow in 112 years!” tweeted the City. Snow removal crews are currently focusing their efforts on Priority 2 routes, which include connector roadways, bus routes and roads that carry 5,000 to 19,999 vehicles per day. As of 1 p.m. MT Friday, city officials said snow removal on those routes is 42 per cent complete. Crews are also spreading salt to help melt snow and ice because of the relatively warmer temperatures. As snow removal in the northeast moves along, the extra resources used…

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