Environment Canada has issued a wind warning for the City of Edmonton, Sherwood Park, and St. Albert.
In the special alert, given at 4:25 am on January 20, the national weather agency stated that “strong winds that may cause damage are expected or occurring.
Strong winds, with gusts near 90 km/h, will continue today.
Damage to buildings, such as roof shingles and windows, may occur. “High winds may toss loose objects or cause tree branches to break,” the agency added.
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Recorded wind speeds at the Edmonton International Airport reached as high as 107 km/h. There were multiple power outages across the city, caused by fallen trees and power lines.
“Winds will weaken early this evening,” stated Environment Canada.