15 to 25 centimetres of snow expected for Edmonton: Environment Canada

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City crews hit the streets Saturday as Edmonton was blanketed with heavy snowfall.

Environment Canada issued a snowfall warning, forecasting between 15 and 25 centimetres Saturday for Edmonton, St. Albert and Sherwood Park.

The agency said heavy snow will move across central Alberta, hitting Edmonton the hardest. The snowfall is expected to taper off by Sunday morning for areas north of Edmonton and Sunday afternoon for areas southeast of Edmonton.

Drivers are advised to be cautious and adjust to the new conditions. The City of Edmonton said on Twitter that snow removal crews had been dispatched to begin clearing major roadways and arterial roads.

A high of 0 C is expected Saturday, but with wind chill in the afternoon it's expected to feel like -11 C, and -15 C this evening.

On Sunday, temperatures are expected to stay below freezing, with a high of -4 C.