Snowstorm ends Calgary's streak of spring-like weather on St. Patrick's Day

So much for the luck of the Irish. The return of winter weather Thursday morning brought Calgary’s streak of spring-like conditions to an end, just in time for St. Patrick’s Day celebrations.

Poor visibility reported on several routes in and around the city for morning commute

Caitlin Earle sports St. Patrick's Day green gloves as she walks by the Bow River Thursday morning following Calgary's surprise snowfall. (Evelyne Asselin/CBC)

So much for the luck of the Irish.

The return of winter weather Thursday morning brought Calgary's streak of spring-like conditions to an end, just in time for St. Patrick's Day.

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Blowing snow reduced visibility and made for a slow commute on several major routes in and around the city as a spring storm moved around the area. 

Calgary Transit tweeted that the snowy conditions caused delays on most bus routes. 

Traffic was bumper-to-bumper on 14th Street near John Laurie Boulevard on Thursday morning. (Ayesha Clough/CBC)
After enjoying weeks of a non-winter weather, Calgarians awoke to the return of more conventional March conditions on Thursday. (AMA)

EMS officials said they responded to about 10 collisions by 7 a.m., most of them without injuries.

Commuters report slow-moving traffic from Airdrie to Calgary along the QEII, and within the city on Deerfoot Trail.

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