Edmonton police say roads are faring better following the city’s near-record snowfall, despite frigid overnight temperatures that left surfaces slick and icy.
Environment Canada reports that Edmonton received between 14 and 31 centimetres of snow, while St. Albert got a whopping 35 cm.
All that snow did help local ski resorts get an early start to the ski and snowboard season.
Marmot Basin in Jasper National Park announced it will open Friday, its earliest ever season start.
Sunshine Village, in Banff National Park, and the Lake Louise ski area will also kick off the season Friday after significant snowfalls this week blanketed the mountain with a snow pack of 65 cm.
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