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Wind gusts up to 120 km/h blow through southwestern Alberta

“Damage to buildings, such as to roof shingles and windows, may occur. Loose objects may be tossed by the wind and cause injury or damage,” reads the warning from Environment Canada.

Environment Canada issued wind and snowfall warnings for the southwest corner of the province

Wind and snowfall warnings have been issued by Environment Canada for the southwest corner of the province. (Environment Canada)

It's been a blustery day in southern Alberta.

Wind gusts up to 120 km/h were expected across the southwestern corner of the province Tuesday, according to a warning from Environment Canada.

As of 8 a.m. Tuesday, wind warnings were in place for:​

  • Kananaskis, Canmore
  • Cardston, Fort Macleod, Magrath
  • Crowsnest Pass, Pincher Creek, Waterton Lakes National Park
  • Okotoks, High River, Claresholm

The wind warnings ended shortly after 3 p.m.

"Damage to buildings, such as to roof shingles and windows, may occur. Loose objects may be tossed by the wind and cause injury or damage," reads the warning.

Gusts of 167 km/h were recorded north of Waterton Park Gate on Highway 6 last week, while wind speeds of 154 km/h were recorded on Highway 22 north of Lundbreck. Vehicles were blown over on several highways and siding was ripped from buildings. 

Snowfall warnings are also in place Tuesday for Banff National Park and Jasper National Park, which could see up to 15 centimetres fall on Highway 93 by the evening.

Motorists are asked to prepare for "quickly changing and deteriorating travel conditions," and drive with caution.

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