Shomporko Desk:-Alberta residents are mopping up after tornadoes were spotted a few southern communities and Calgary was struck Saturday evening by heavy rain and hail.
A tornado was spotted at 7:37 p.m. near New Dayton, moving 60 km/h to the northeast, Environment Canada stated.
A tornado was seen about 30 minutes later near Barnwell, followed by reports of possible tornadoes in Taber and Brooks.
The weather warning was cancelled around 9:40 p.m. after the storm weakened.
Police in Calgary said many major thoroughfares closed and crews worked to rescue stranded drivers as pooling water caused significant traffic delays.
Calgary Transit said several bus routes experienced delays due to extreme weather and flooding in the city’s northeast, while electricity provider Enmax Corp. reported several weather-related outages in the city.
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News source: The Canadian Press