Flights cancelled at Lethbridge Airport amid September snowstorm

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29 September 2019 by Phil Heidenreich Online journalist  Global News

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A number of flights arriving at and departing from Lethbridge Airport were cancelled on Sunday as a late September snowstorm in the region intensified.

At about 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, Environment Canada said a winter storm warning remained in effect in Lethbridge and surrounding areas.

“Heavy snowfall will continue over southwestern Alberta today,” the weather agency said on its website. “With a continued upslope flow, most regions will see significant amounts of snowfall.

“Total accumulations will approach 40 to 60 centimetres by Monday morning with extreme southwestern portions of Alberta possibly approaching 100 centimetres.”

Environment Canada said the snow should taper off on Monday as the storm moves towards Saskatchewan.

On its website, WestJet said three flights scheduled to leave Lethbridge for Calgary on Sunday were cancelled, as were three flights from Calgary to Lethbridge.

On Air Canada’s website, the company indicated its three Sunday flights from Lethbridge to Calgary were cancelled, as were two flights going from Calgary to Lethbridge. One Air Canada flight going from Calgary to Lethbridge on Sunday night was still listed as being “on time.”

Global News has reached out to media representatives for the Lethbridge Airport for more information on how weather is impacting the facility’s operations.

Late Sunday afternoon, Palliser Regional Schools announced the school division was cancelling classes on Monday for all schools south of Calgary, including Arrowwood Community School and Milo Community School.

JUST IN: The @PalliserSchools division has cancelled Monday classes for all schools south of Calgary. This includes Arrowwood and Milo community school and all schools south of that. #YQL #Lethbridge

— Liam Nixon (@GlobalLiamNixon) September 29, 2019