top of page

Alberta deep freeze leaves cars frozen in ice after pipe burst

Some pretty amazing pictures coming out of Fort McMurray, Alberta yesterday. A water pipe broke due to the cold temperatures and flooded this parking lot. The -40C temperatures froze these cars in thick ice. Extreme cold temperatures continue for Alberta as described below. On February 5th, Fort McMurray's temperatures were Near-Record at -42.2C. The previous record for the city was of -44.4C set in 1936.

According to CBC News:

"A burst pipe flooded the parking lot and created thick ice that froze parked cars in place. "


3:26 PM MST Wednesday 06 February 2019 Extreme Cold Warning in effect for Alberta

The coldest wind chill values will be between minus 40 and minus 45. The cold arctic air is expected cause extreme cold once again tonight into tomorrow morning before some moderation tomorrow afternoon. Watch for cold related symptoms: shortness of breath, chest pain, muscle pain and weakness, numbness and colour change in fingers and toes. Cover up. Frostbite can develop within minutes on exposed skin, especially with wind chill. If it's too cold for you to stay outside, it's too cold for your pet to stay outside. Extreme cold warnings are issued when very cold temperatures or wind chill creates an elevated risk to health such as frost bite and hypothermia.

Clear. Ice fog patches developing overnight. Wind up to 15 km/h. Low minus 40. Wind chill minus 30 in the evening and minus 51 overnight. Frostbite in minutes. -Environment Canada

Like what we do? Become a supporter here:

327 views0 comments

Recent Posts

See All


bottom of page