Tornado warnings end in Alberta

Tornado warnings have ended in Alberta, including ones issued for Edmonton and areas south and east of the city.
This was the storm as it approached southwest Edmonton Wednesday afternoon. (Courtesy of Bill Hodgetts)

Tornado warnings have ended in Alberta, including ones issued earlier for Edmonton and areas south and east of the city.

Tornado warnings ended as of 4:30 MT in Fort Saskatchewan, northern Strathcona County, and Sturgeon County near Redwater, Bon Accord, Namao, and Gibbons.

Alvin Scheetz took this photo on the north side of Pigeon Lake around 1 p.m. Wednesday. (Courtesy of Alvin Scheetz)

In Edmonton, the city received about 90 calls from all over the city about flooding on streets and catch basins as well as manhole covers popping off.

"We have called in extra crews to deal with the situation," said Chris Ward, director of drainage for the City of Edmonton.

"We are dealing with emergencies first. We're ensuring that catch basins are operational, especially on arterial roads. We are ensuring that manhole covers which have popped off [are] returned back as quickly as possible."

There were no reports of serious damage or injuires. No roads needed to be closed and the city hadn't received any reports of flooded basements.

Police asked drivers to avoid 107th Avenue and 163rd Street due to flooding.

A lightning warning forced ground crews at the Edmonton International Airport to go indoors during the storm. Normal operations  resumed] after the system passed through the area.