– “Freak September snowstorm” – Major power outages in Calgary (Ice Age Now, Sep 10, 2014):
It IS still summer, for cryin’ out loud!
Thousands of Calgary homes and businesses are still without power after a freak September snowstorm blanketed the city, and officials are expecting some Calgarians will have no power overnight.
According to Enmax, 30,000 customers are currently without power.
More power outages are expected as snow-laden trees continue to fall around the city.
In the city’s northwest, fallen trees blocked sidewalks, roads, bike paths and parking lots.
Tree damage was exacerbated by the deciduous trees still decked out in green leaves and unable to carry the weight of snow piling onto the branches.