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Snow hits Calgary, southern Alberta

10/27/2013 12:45 EDT | Updated 12/27/2013 05:12 EST
Emergency officials are warning drivers to be careful on the slick roads after Calgary and southern Alberta woke up Sunday morning to the first snowfall of the season.

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City crews were out on the roads early to salt the major routes around Calgary and prevent ice build up.

The city is under a snowfall warning, with up to 20 centimetres expected to fall by Monday morning. A similar amount is expected in other cities across southern Alberta.

"They'll be salting the roads, particularly in areas where there's trouble spots – so bridge decks and hills, that kind of thing," said Julie Yepishina-Geller, spokesperson with the City of Calgary.

The City says they're not anticipating too much snow to accumulate on the roads because of the relatively high temperatures.

Snow plows have not been sent out but Yepishina-Geller says they do have the ability to call in extra crews if the weather takes a turn for the worse.

Crews will continue working throughout the day and night to try and make sure all major roads are cleared for Monday morning's commute.

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