Today is the second official day of spring. Here in Alberta it's the second coming of winter...without its ever having left us.
We are in the midst of the worst snow storm of the 2012-2013 winter season, and it's not even winter anymore, officially.
Here are some shots I've copied from the local news stations...
This is taken just south of Edmonton on the QE2 highway. There was a 60 car pileup, including semi tractor trailers, cattle trucks and every other type of vehicle imaginable. 30 people were taken to the hospital, none with really serious injuries, thank goodness.
Same highway, same general location. At one point the RCMP had to close the QE2. People were stranded for 3 hours or more until it was safe to move on. One of the east/west highways was also closed. City police reported, at last count, 132 accidents in the city.
This next one was taken by my friend, Mickey, in her back yard. The picture isn't fuzzy...the snow was coming down so hard that it's very visible in the air.
Edmonton is classed as a 'winter city' and as such, Edmontonians are generally resigned to the fact that we have long winters and learn to
The snow seems to have stopped now (just after midnight) and we'll have a few days of sub-zero temperatures but then it'll warm up and by the end of April we should have the first few flowers of spring. Unless it snows again.