Newspaper article The Canadian Press

WEA-Prairies-Storm

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

WEA-Prairies-Storm

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A major highway linking southwestern Alberta with British Columbia that had been plugged with about 90 centimetres of snow has been reopened.

Officials say traffic is flowing once again in both directions on Highway 3 between Coleman, Alberta and the B-C boundary.

Snowfall warnings for southwestern Alberta were lifted yesterday.

Heavy snow on the weekend and into yesterday morning closed schools and travel was treacherous in Calgary and the Crowsnest Pass.

Both the north and southbound lanes of the highway were closed and travellers were being held back at both ends.

Blair Painter, mayor of Crowsnest Pass, says all hotels in the area filled up, but a shelter set up at the Elks hall in Blairmore was visited by only about six people.

Some truck drivers had to stop in the community as well. …

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