11/27/2014 09:14 EST | Updated 01/27/2015 05:59 EST

Snow removal crews battle blizzard to keep YEG runways open

A Pacific weather system brought 20 to 30 centimetres of snow to the Edmonton region Thursday, but if you were landing at the Edmonton International Airport you might not have noticed.

Snow removal crews battled around the clock to keep the runways clear.

As snowplow operator Barry Bentley put it, "Without us nothing moves — no planes, emergency vehicles or fuel."

CBC videographer Rick Bremness joined Bentley to capture his crew in action.