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PHOTOS: Alberta given a stark reminder that winter is still going strong

PHOTOS: Alberta given a stark reminder that winter is still going strong

Parts of southern Alberta woke up to a heavy blanket of snow on Tuesday morning. The snow, which fell in the overnight hours on Monday caused treacherous travel conditions for much of the region. Calgary saw over 20 cm of snow by early Tuesday morning, with another 5-15 cm forecast to fall by the time it wrapped up.

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The snow was a result of a potent Arctic front that sliced across eastern British Columbia and western Alberta, bringing plenty of cold air and Pacific moisture, which contributed to the fluffy, heavy snowfall totals.

The storm prompted some transit delays, with the Calgary Board of Education tweeting that school buses would not be running on Tuesday. Calgary Transit tweeted Tuesday morning that due to the weather conditions, buses may be delayed and that some routes could have possible detours.

Snowfall and winter storm warnings were issued for much of western Alberta, ranging from Grand Prairie to Medicine Hat. Areas like Hinton and Lethbridge were also expected to see snow totals of 15-30 cm.

The winter weather is not expected to stop for much of the Prairies anytime soon. The region is expected to experience a cold spell throughout this week, with wind chill values expected to dip into the -30s.

See below for Tweets on the storm's impact across western Alberta:

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Stay tuned to The Weather Network for more information about weather conditions across the Prairies.