Clearview Public Schools are closed today according to a press release from assistant superintendent Peter Neale:
“Please be advised the Superintendent has determined due to unpredictable road conditions and winter conditions, all schools will not be accepting students today except schools in the Town of Stettler. The only school buses operating today are the Stettler in-town buses. Parents will be informed by SchoolMessenger.”
Christ-King Catholic School confirmed Oct. 3 only in-town Stettler buses were running, all other routes were cancelled for safety reasons.
According to Clearview Public Schools, at least one school has no power this morning due to the snowstorm. In an email to The Stettler Independent, Clearview stated, “Please be advised there is no power at Big Valley School this morning. The school will not be accepting students today. Further information will be provided if conditions change.”
Most Clearview Public School bus routes are cancelled Monday October 2 due to freezing rain and snow. According to the Clearview website Oct. 2 at 9 a.m., the following routes are open: CO63, CO73 (Town of Stettler). The following are cancelled: Big Valley, Botha, Brownfield, Byemoor, Castor, Coronation, Castor, Donalda, Erskine and Halkirk.
Christ-King Catholic confirmed Oct. 2 about 9:30 their buses were also cancelled due to bad weather.
The Weather Network stated about 9:30 a.m. Oct. 2, “A low pressure system is bringing snow to portions of the province today. Snowfall totals for parts of southeastern Alberta will exceed 20 cm by this evening with the highest amounts expected near the Cypress Hills. Snowfall amounts near Calgary will be closer to 10 cm.
“Strong winds of 60 gusting to 90 km/h have also developed this morning with this system. These strong winds will combine with the falling snow to reduce visibilities in blowing snow in some areas. The strongest winds are expected to subside on this afternoon.
“Snow will taper off this afternoon through Drumheller, Calgary and Coronation and this night through the far south.”
Hazardous winter conditions are expected for Stettler and area.
Environment Canada issued a storm warning for much of Central Alberta early Sunday morning.
A low pressure system moving into Alberta will bring rainfall to portions of the province today, which will quickly change over to snow this evening. Snowfall totals for parts of eastern Alberta could exceed 20 cm by Monday evening.
As the low tracks into southeastern Saskatchewan this evening, strong winds of 60 gusting to 90 km/h are expected to develop. These strong winds will combine with the falling snow to reduce visibilities in some areas. The strongest winds are expected to subside on Monday afternoon.
Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become difficult to navigate due to accumulating snow. If visibility is reduced while driving, slow down, watch for tail lights ahead and be prepared to stop.
Winter storm warnings are issued when multiple types of severe winter weather are expected to occur together.
Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or tweet reports using #ABStorm.
Warning in effect for:
- Camrose Co. near Bashaw and Meeting Creek
- City of Red Deer
- Co. of Stettler near Big Valley
- Co. of Stettler near Botha and Gadsby
- Co. of Stettler near Byemoor and Endiang
- Co. of Stettler near Donalda
- Co. of Stettler near Stettler Nevis and Rochon Sands
- Lacombe Co. near Clive Alix and Mirror
- Lacombe Co. near Eckville
- Lacombe Co. near Lacombe Blackfalds and Bentley
- Ponoka Co. near Ponoka and Maskwacis
- Red Deer Co. near Elnora Lousana and Delburne
- Red Deer Co. near Penhold Innisfail and Bowden
- Red Deer Co. near Pine Lake
- Red Deer Co. near Spruce View and Red Lodge Prov. Park
- Red Deer Co. near Sylvan Lake and Stephansson House