We survived (we’re in Dalhousie) and so did the dogs! I started my vacation last Friday so I wasn’t having to drive to work (in the SW) and I’m so glad!
My husband is a firefighter and is stationed at Hall No. 1, which is downtown (east side, on 5th). When this weather first hit, he was working that day and was the crew taking care of Edmonton Trail and those neighborhoods. As you Calgarians know, Edmonton Trail is pretty steep, and it turned into ice. They were called because of accidents and while trying to clear everything up and waiting for the cops, they put barricades at the bottom and top of this hill. Well, I guess people started driving around them! Seriously, my husband is on this ice rink of a hill trying to clear up these accidents and people decide to drive around barricades and try and slip slide up the hill and put all the fire fighters lives at risk?! So they went down and put more barricades all the way across the road and guess what - people got out of their cars and MOVED THEM! I laugh about it now because it’s so ridiculous!
Anyhow, the last three days he’s been on the river doing an ice water rescue course. Yup, he’s IN the river right now. Sounds fun!
As for me, I ventured out to Nose Hill yesterday afternoon with the dogs. Two hours later I finally made it home, slip sliding across the John Laurie/Shagannapi intersection. I’m glad I’m not having to drive much in this! At least it’s sunny right now - and fairly warmish!