A nasty spring storm has toppled semis, uprooted trees and produced localized flooding throughout much of Saskatchewan and Alberta.
In Saskatoon, wind speeds were recorded at 105 kilometres an hour Wednesday afternoon, leaving garbage bins strewn throughout the streets, shingles blown off roofs and at least one unoccupied vehicle was crushed by a fallen tree.
Johnathan Tremblay with SaskPower said as of 3 p.m. Wednesday afternoon, outages had been reported all across the province, and more than 2,500 calls for service had come in.
Two semis were reported to have tipped over on area highways as a result of the winds.
In Alberta, it was much the same story, with the addition of snow and sleet in Calgary and parts south.
The wind forced several construction sites in downtown Calgary to shut down to keep the debris from flying around and crews safe.