March has started off with a bang, weather wise.
A system tracked into Alberta and dumped as much as 30 cm in southern portions of the province. Whitecourt didn’t see as much as Calgary (20 – 30 cm) but still registered enough for Environment Canada to put out a statement.
16 cm is the official measurement for the Highway 43 town. Onoway was just behind, with 15 cm and Stony Plain had 11.
Unfortunately, the weather wreaked havoc on the roads and a Greyhound bus in Whitecourt collided with a lamp post, sending several to a local hospital with minor injuries.
Good news however, the weather is suppose to gradually improve over the next week. Clear skies and temperatures in the negative single digits (and positive by Friday) are expected.