Environment Canada is forecasting upwards of 10 centimetres of snow for Central Alberta overnight Tuesday and into Wednesday. (Advocate file photo)

Environment Canada is forecasting upwards of 10 centimetres of snow for Central Alberta overnight Tuesday and into Wednesday. (Advocate file photo)

Snowfall warning issued for much of Central Alberta

A snowfall warning has been issued for much of Central Alberta.

The warning from Environment Canada came just before 4 p.m. Wednesday and includes the City of Red Deer, County of Stettler, Lacombe County, Ponoka County and Red Deer County.

Heavy snowfall is expected tonight and Wednesday. Total amounts of 10 to 20 cm are forecast with local amounts approaching 30 cm,” the advisory states.

“Snow currently falling in the southern foothills will become heavier overnight as it spreads toward the north and east.”

The worst conditions are expected to occur during the day on Wednesday and the snowfall event is expected to come to an end by Thursday morning.

Earlier Tuesday, Mainroad Alberta Contracting issued an advisory for Central Alberta that five to 10 cms of snow is forecast later Tuesday and into Wednesday.

“In anticipation, Mainroad crews are patrolling the Service Areas and snow removal operations will continue until the weather event passes, and roadways are clear and back to normal,” they said.

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