The spring snowstorm forced Calgary, Alberta, city officials to cancel the 47th annual pathway and river cleanup event, which had been scheduled for Sunday morning. Approximately 2,900 volunteers had been set to pick up garbage along 200 kilometres (120 miles) of pathway, the river’s edge, and in city parks.
The event has been moved to May 25th.
People took to Twitter to post pictures of snow-covered backyards and branches sagging under the weight of the white stuff, including a few shots of fallen trees on top of vehicles.
The snow also created challenging driving conditions, with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police warning against travel on Highway 1 (the major cross-Canada highway) due to limited visibility. Highway 1 in the Golden, B.C., area was closed for avalanche control.
Still more snow to come
“It will snow on and off for the next few days,” said Heather Smith, a meteorologist with the weather agency.
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