Thunderstorm gathers over downtown Calgary, looking west, on July 23, 2018.
Calgary was under a severe thunderstorm warning for much of Thursday night, triggered by heavy rain and lightning from a line of storms that stalled over the city for a time.The rainfall led to localized flooding across Calgary, causing traffic issues and forcing the temporary closure of many intersections including southbound Macleod Trail at 9th Avenue and Glenmore Trail under the Macleod Trail overpass.Calgary International Airport said on social media the storm had affected some of their operations.Calgary Transit reported Chinook CTrain station was closed due to water accumulation and some buses routes were being detoured around flooded areas.Emergency services warned anyone out on the streets to take extreme caution in areas suffering from flash flooding.Calgary police said there were no injuries reported as a result of the storm.Road Flooding Advisory:Please take note of a number of road closures in the downtown core due to localized flooding.Several closures along 9 Avenue and in the area of Macleod Trail.Please use extreme caution.Some other roads around #yyc are also closed. #calgary— Calgary Police (@CalgaryPolice) June 28, 2019Torrential rain in #YYC affecting NW, SE, SW parts of the city. Don’t drive into low laying water. Don’t walk in places where you cannot see the street. CPS closing some roads. CFD performing rescues in low laying areas. Weather office says it should end in about 30 min. pic.twitter.com/RgwbdAXegM— Tom Sampson (@iceTyyc) June 28, 2019#CTRiders Due to heavy rain fall & water accumulation, #RedLine Ctrains are NOT travelling in EITHER direction from Chinook. We are working to get shuttle buses in place to connect you to 39 Avenue & Heritage Stations. pic.twitter.com/JEMjGx10VF— Calgary Transit (@calgarytransit) June 28, 2019Severe thunderstorms 🌩 in #calgary is impacting flight operations. Please check with your airline for current flight info. There will be delays retrieving baggage as the advisory is lifted and it’s safe to begin work again. We appreciate your patience #abstorm #yyc— YYC (@FlyYYC) June 28, 2019Several routes are on detour and running behind schedule due to water accumulation in different parts of the city. We apologize for any inconvenience. 2 Route 90’s are running between 15-20 minutes behind as a result of the weather.— Calgary Transit (@calgarytransit) June 28, 2019Some of the #Abstorm flooding locations around #calgary. We have numerous units helping drivers navigate these flooded roads. Until roads are cleared up I’d ask people to seriously consider whether your travel is completely necessary. #yyc pic.twitter.com/ZX4E1Msj2g— Cst. Mark Smith (@CstSmith) June 28, 2019