Autumn is a time for colourful leaves, spiced drinks and gathering with loved ones. However, after only ten days into the season and 40 cm of snow in 12 hours, Calgarians were stuck in a white blizzard that held the city at a standstill on Oct 2, 2018.

In the wake of the Oct. 2, 2018 snowfall, commuters are greeted with an easier commute with empty skies. Photo by Alexandra Nicholson.

The water fountain at MRU’s pond still runs despite the unexpected snowfall. Photo by Robyn Welsh.

MRU students walk through a wonderland while commuting to class on the first snow day in Calgary. Photo by Cassie Jamieson.

Sunflowers braving the snowstorm on Oct. 2, 2018. Photo by Alexandra Nicholson.

Students walking onto the MRU campus under the still yellow trees, after disembarking from a stuck bus outside of the parkade. Photo by Andi Endruhn.

Still-green leaves of a plant beside one of MRU’s sporting fields sticking out of the deep snow. Photo by Robyn Welsh.

A car recently parked already collected a blanket of snow on the roof and hood on Oct 2, 2018. Photo by Alexandra Nicholson.

Snowed in vehicles are parked outside MRU’s West Residence building the morning of Oct. 2. Photo by Andi Endruhn.

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Editor: Alexandra Nicholson | anicholson@cjournal.ca