ALBERTA
12/12/2013 03:48 EST | Updated 01/25/2014 04:01 EST

Snow Woes Plague Calgary, Edmonton Following Blizzards And Snowstorms

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Snow, piled on top of more snow, with a dash of additional snow, has made the term "snowmaggedon" a true reality in Alberta.

Some residents in Calgary's northeast have been snowed in for more than a week, following last Monday's massive blizzard and compounded by several smaller storms since.

Meanwhile, traffic is a mess in Edmonton, as the city endures another dump of snow – one of several in the past few weeks.

At least 10 centimetres of snow will fall in Edmonton by end of day Thursday, according to Environment Canada. The white stuff, combined with Thursday's wind chill of -28 C, means very dangerous driving conditions on slippery and icy roads.

Meanwhile, in Calgary's northeast neighbourhoods of SkyView Ranch and Saddleridge, snow removal crews continue to clear massive drifts that have left some residents stranded for the past 10 days.

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Blizzard In Alberta: Dec. 2-3, 2013

Bill Biensch, manager of roads maintenance for the City of Calgary, told the Calgary Herald crews have moved into the residential areas much earlier than during a typical storm due to the massive amount of snow to be cleared.

Vehicles were buried and many roads left impassable, leaving residents cutoff and unable to leave the area.

"I couldn't even go to work on Tuesday and now we're getting stuck every night and we have, luckily, great neighbours that are pushing people out," Skyview Ranch resident​ Wes Mroczkowski told CBC Calgary.

Ward 5 councillor Ray Jones says residents in the two communities "aren’t just upset, they’re really mad,” about being trapped in their neighbourhoods.

“We’re still getting calls today of people that are snowed in,” he told the Calgary Herald. “It’s seven to 10 days after an event, that’s a bit much.”

Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi admitted himself that snow control has failed in some areas, and that the city has been inundated with citizen complaints regarding snow removal.

“It’s clearly the number 1 or number 2 source of citizen complaints – and compliments – throughout the whole corporation,” Nenshi told Metro Calgary.

A reprieve is coming to Calgary, however, as temperatures are expected to climb above the freezing point by Saturday and stay there until next week.

Edmonton will have to face more snow before getting a short break from the brutal weather. Another two to four centimetres is expected overnight Thursday, with periods of snow Friday and a 60 per cent chance of flurrries Saturday.

By Sunday, the mercury will climb to 1 C and stay mild until temperatures plummet to -17 C next Wednesday.