Sounds like something fun right , like one of the boats you see in the sail boat races in Australia Or maybe a "Tall Ship" .
Nope neither, it is a mother of a spring snow storm! and we had 3 of them in less than a week! The first blast was last weekend while we were moving my folks, a lot of snow but we got through it. The last, was Thursday 40 cm of snow and high winds in 24 hours. It was a train wreck.
The roads were an unmitigated disaster, by noon Highway 2, 33, and 44 were shut down, and even the Edmonton ring road the Anthony Henday was closed for a time . The Yellowhead was closed for an accident , but the biggest was Highway 2 (known as the QE 2) in what was reported to be the largest multi car collision in Canadian history up to 60 vehicles were involved in one site and in total 100 vehicles in accidents on that stretch of road. The dreaded code orange was called over the U of A Hospital intercom (mass casualties) but the news was not so bad in the end , of the over 300 injured, most were minor and treated on scene, and only 3-4 were serious. However I have heard reports of a fatality on the Westlock highway (44) prayers for the families of any one who was lost to this storm.
The bright side? the city and surrounding areas pulled an emergency response system together brilliantly , sending mobile triage and first aide as well as city buses to transport those stranded in warmth and safety. And as soon as possible for them to be effective the road crews were out sanding and clearing the roads and by morning we here had clear sailing . Well done guys, its rotten hard work, and they are so under appreciated!
The sun has been out the last couple of days ,but it is still pretty cold,should warm up and be normal ish by mid week. But ready or not , and early or not we have begun ! This little fellow arrived this evening
Overall things are going well, I am still tired from this past week, but am slowly getting back to normal, a little stiff and sore ,but shoveling a foot of snow every couple days will do that to a gal . Spring may be on back order, but it is coming , so meanwhile stay safe and warm!
Welcome to Fern Valley
Here in central Alberta prime farm country,my husband Martin and I work together raising beef cattle and Appaloosa horses. Fern valley appaloosas have long been known for their quality of temperament conformation and color.I have recently rediscovered a love of writing and have published 2 collections of poetry. "Telling Tails" and Tails Trails and Campfire stories" . I look forward to a future spreading my wings as an author and as a horse woman .