04/14/2013 04:43 EDT | Updated 06/14/2013 05:12 EDT

Weekend snow dump could have been worse, but still frustrates Albertans

EDMONTON - Albertans waiting for spring weather to arrive have spent the weekend clearing snow from their sidewalks and avoiding collisions on slippery streets and highways.

Forecasters had anticipated up to 20 centimetres for Edmonton as the weekend began, but the city was spared from the brunt of the winter-like weather system, getting only about five to seven centimetres before skies cleared on Sunday.

As the system moved south to Calgary, police reported dozens of collisions.

A snowfall warning that had been in effect for Calgary ended Sunday, although the warnings remained for many areas south of the city.

Environment Canada said between 10 and 30 centimetres could fall in those areas by the end of Sunday.

The Alberta Motor Association reports that highways in the region are open but are partially covered with snow with ice on the shoulders.