Calgary institutions recovering after late-summer snowstorm

September 12, 2014

Crews at Calgary’s PSE institutions are picking up the pieces after a freak snowstorm knocked out power and brought down tree branches on some campuses. There were approximately 200 reported outages across the city on Wednesday, and cleanup across the city could take days. “Don’t be alarmed if you hear chainsaws,” said Mayor Naheed Nenshi. The mechanical engineering building at the University of Calgary was temporarily closed due to a power failure, and students, staff, and faculty were advised to avoid walking or parking under trees due to the heavy snow accumulation on branches. SAIT Polytechnic advised students to be cautious for ice and debris as crews worked to clear trees of snow before more branches cracked and fell. St Mary’s University College was forced to cancel classes on Wednesday due to power outages, but classes resumed on Thursday. CBC News | uCalgary Twitter | SAIT Twitter | STMU Twitter