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Share on Facebook; Share on Twitter; Copy Link; A snowy Wednesday turned into a historic storm when Saskatoon was hit with one of the worst blizzards in living memory. Enjoy! It was crazy!" Get a roundup of the most important and intriguing national stories delivered to your inbox every weekday. “One of our biggest jobs was just driving around the city checking cars to make sure people were not still in the cars,” Fawcett said. pic.twitter.com/gouONGsf2t. Greg Pender / The StarPhoenix Various spec from the great blizzard of January 2007. This storm especially shook Saskatoon, being labelled as "The worst storm to hit Saskatoon". No comments: Post a Comment. “A big truck drove by, had a big tow rope and luckily hooked up our ambulance and pulled us out, back to 51 Street and we just stayed on 51st.”. Had to abandon my car on my drive home," wrote Josh Derak on CBC Saskatoon's Facebook page. 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"At least it is not the prairie blizzard of 1947," wrote Jadon Carnduff. The storm hit the city of Saskatoon severely and is considered to be one of the worst storms in Saskatchewan's history. “Are we more prepared? The Saskatchewan Blizzard of 2007 was a winter storm that struck northeastern British Columbia, central Alberta and central Saskatchewan on Wednesday, January 10, 2007. ", @MadelineKotzer Yes, I can survive a walk in a blizzard!!! Saskatoon Blizzard Jan 10 2007 mix. All the more reason to sign up for NotifyNow, a mass notification system that lets residents know what to do, where to go and what to expect when disaster strikes. “Some people are likening it to the big nasty blizzard back in January of 2007 when Saskatoon got 36 cm of snow,” he said. It brought motor vehicle traffic to a standstill, stranded people and shut down many public services. Report. "I remember my hat blowing off my head in the bank parking lot, then after trying to chase it for no more than five seconds, giving up and turning around only to face the storm and immediately regret chasing the hat," wrote Chris Klassen. At one point during the day, Davies said he found himself basically underneath an igloo of snow after attempting to pick up a supervisor at a location on 51 Street. Please read our Commenting Policy first. "When I got back to it in the morning, a plow had totally boxed my car in and I spent the next eight hours digging it out. Madeline Kotzer is an award-winning Saskatchewan journalist and social media news editor/presenter for CBC Saskatchewan and CBC Saskatoon. Newer Post Older Post Home. A total of four ambulances had to be pulled out that day as more than 35 centimetres of swirling snow swallowed the city whole. On our way to the mall in Saskatoon the day after the blizzard, roads are quite rocky! Many emergency response policies in the city have changed as a result. 1:20. Jan 10, 2017 2:56 PM. A snowy Wednesday turned into a historic storm when Saskatoon was hit with one of the worst blizzards in living memory. READ MORE: Recognizing signs of frostbite and the dos and don’ts of treatment. Article content continued “I’ve been here for 13 years, and this is the biggest storm we’ve had,” said Brandrick, who lived in Saskatoon during the big blizzard of 2007. Audience Relations, CBC P.O. "Â, "I remember I almost got fired from my job when I called," wrote Shaun Sugar Crane. Saskatoon: 10 years after the blizzard of 2007. On Jan. 10, 2007 the city came to a … Want to discuss? Record-breaking blizzard: A look back at Saskatoon's 2007 snowstorm. "This was February 1947!". People shared their stories from the storm with CBC Saskatoon on social media. Saskatchewan Blizzard of 2007 The Saskatchewan Blizzard of 2007 was a winter storm that struck northeastern British Columbia, central Alberta and central Saskatchewan on Wednesday, January 10, 2007. Saskatoon remembers the great blizzard of 2007. It is a priority for CBC to create a website that is accessible to all Canadians including people with visual, hearing, motor and cognitive challenges. Browse more videos. The storm hit the city of Saskatoon severely and is considered to be one of the worst storms in Saskatchewan's history. Saskatoon: 10 years after the blizzard of 2007 It’s been a decade since the blizzard of 2007 brought Saskatoon to a standstill. “We didn’t have any major emergency calls come in that day, which was fortunate because we would have been definitely delayed,” Davies added. People shared their stories from the storm with CBC Saskatoon on social media. Posted by music lover at 11:53 AM. A snowy Wednesday turned into a historic storm when Saskatoon was hit with one of the worst blizzards in living memory. “We’ll never be prepared, if the citizens aren’t prepared,” Unrau added. Playing next. Whipping winds gusting 70 km/h added to the winter wallop. An incident management system has been adopted by the city to handle catastrophes of all sorts. This shook the region, and caused mass damages, physical and emotional. Share to Twitter Share to Facebook Share to Pinterest. With 45 cm expected to fall in a 24-hour period, Phillips compared the forecast to the January 10, 2007 blizzard that shutdown Saskatoon for the day. READ MORE: Continued urge for residents to register for NotifyNOW. “For us, it was absolute chaos and something we have never experienced since,” Troy Davies with MD Ambulance said. 2007 Saskatoon Blizzard videos and latest news articles; GlobalNews.ca your source for the latest news on 2007 Saskatoon Blizzard . On Jan. 10, 2007, Saskatoon was hit with one of the worst blizzards in decades. By Jim Heiderneich. A short movie chronicling the 21" of snow received on Valentines Day 2007. The Saskatchewan Blizzard of 2007 was a winter storm that struck northeastern British Columbia, central Alberta and central Saskatchewan on Wednesday, January 10, 2007. (for a little while) #TrueCanadian Here's my poor car after it got towed home. The weather event changed everything. Email This BlogThis! “I remember the next morning, driving in, and it was almost post-apocalyptic,” Alyson Edwards, with the Saskatoon Police Service, said. Winter storm watches blanket southern Alberta. Tuesday marked the 10-year anniversary of the blizzard of 2007 that paralyzed our entire city. Police have added more 4X4 vehicles to their fleet, MD Ambulance purchased a mobile response unit – what appears to be gator utility vehicle with snow tracks – as a direct result of the blizzard. A man made his way down Third Avenue as a blizzard blanketed Saskatoon, making driving near impossible. Flights were grounded, highways were closed, city transit cancelled routes and it took up to eight hours for some to drive home. CBC's Journalistic Standards and Practices. Labels: Blizzard, Snowstorm. It was cold that day as well. Although authorities said they were given warning of the weather system, they underestimated its magnitude. © 2017 Global News, a division of Corus Entertainment Inc. WATCH: It’s been a decade since the blizzard of 2007 brought Saskatoon to a standstill. On Jan. 10, 2007, Saskatoon was hit with one of the worst blizzards in decades. ", Joshua Berhthramn added: "This was the day my 20-minute direct bus commute home from the U of S took almost three hours. "Wasn't 'til two hours later they understood that I was physically unable to get there. According to officials at the time of the blizzard, they were reacting to it, not responding to it. Stores like Costco and Canadian Tire at Preston Crossing became shelters for the stranded – some who were folks who just simply walked away from their vehicle as the blizzard pounded on. Many emergency response policies in the city have changed as a … READ MORE: Heavy snow, rain snap dry spell in parts of Pakistan. CBC Saskatoon asked people to share their stories from the wicked storm on social media. City of Saskatoon officials said residents should prepare for a blizzard — one of the worst in years. Flash back to the Blizzard of 2007 — with files from Darla Read and Andrea Hill. “There were vehicles abandoned everywhere and not a person to be seen.”. Absolutely we’re more prepared,” Ray Unrau, director of emergency planning with the City of Saskatoon, said. It brought motor vehicle traffic to a standstill, stranded people and shut down many public services. "I remember that day. "The 30-yard trek back to the bank was the only time I've ever felt panic for being underdressed for the weather.". On Jan. 10, 2007, Saskatoon was hit with one of the worst blizzards in decades. 1:07. replied Ronda Harrison. Fire, ambulance and police all accessed snowmobiles in order to get to those in need – that is if a Good Samaritan hadn’t already. peace.love.quilt has uploaded 1645 photos to Flickr. On Jan. 10, 2007 the city came to a halt when 25 centimetres – or 10 inches – of snow fell in a single day. In Saskatchewan, we’ve seen our fair share of winter storms and blizzards but this was one people will remember and talk about for the rest of their lives. Stuck in the Saskatoon,SK blizzard of 2007, or 'why we moved to British Columbia later that year' - Duration: 1:07. The blizzard was so powerful, so relentless, that on Jan. 10, 2007 – our city came to a standstill. This week's blizzard may have brought back memories of the 2007 snowstorm that paralyzed much of the province. Blizzard 2007 Saskatoon 71mph wind. Box 500 Station A Toronto, ON Canada, M5W 1E6. “It was the most bizarre, overwhelming incident that the fire department – my days with the fire department – had to respond to.” Bob Fawcett, former fire chief of the Saskatoon Fire Department, said. 'We were exhausted': Saskatoon man remembers helping dozens of drivers during blizzard of 2007, Worst blizzard in years blasts Saskatchewan. WATCH: It’s been a decade since the blizzard of 2007 brought Saskatoon to a standstill. No matter how prepared authorities are, however, the citizens of Saskatoon play a huge role. "I have pictures from that blizzard. Many emergency response policies in the city have changed as a result. A wicked storm not like anything anyone had ever seen before and probably never will again. Subscribe to: Post Comments (Atom) Bollywood Songs on … In the last 10 years, dozens upon dozens of changes have been made to better prepare our city for future emergencies for years to come. Social Sharing. Each organization assessed what went wrong and how to fix it. Closed Captioning and Described Video is available for many CBC shows offered on CBC Gem. HighTideTravelBlog 3,563 views. Winter is coming: Saskatchewan preparing for weekend snow storm Blizzard conditions paralyzed Saskatoon and many other communities Wednesday as a fierce storm scoured the central part of the province, closing roads, ... January 11, 2007. Explore peace.love.quilt's photos on Flickr. On Jan. 10, 2007 the city came to a halt when 25 centimetres – or 10 inches – of snow fell in a single day. 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