Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Calgarians and crews continue to handle winter roads

According to Environment Canada, approximately 5 centimetres of snow will fall by the end of Wednesday with a slight drop in temperature accompanied by light flurries tomorrow.

Despite this recent snow the Snow Action plan will continue with contracted crews maintaining residential roads throughout Calgary. Please visit the City of Calgary’s Snow and Ice Control’s Update page for community information.

City forces will redirect their efforts to focus on the Council-approved Snow Event seven day plan. Crews are traversing Priority 1 routes and distributing salt to prevent snow and ice from sticking to the roadways. Priority 1 routes carry more than 20,000 vehicles per day, roads like Macleod Trail, Crowchild Trail and Centre Street.

Drivers are reminded to drive according to the conditions and to take the following steps before beginning their commute:
  • Clean snow and ice off your vehicle and ensure your lights and your windows are clear.
  • Give yourself extra time to reach your destination.
  • Reduce your speed and turn on your headlights.
  • Drive defensively.
  • Leave extra distance between you and the car ahead of you.
  • When road conditions are difficult, consider using Calgary Transit.
  • Consider delaying your trip until the roads are in better condition.
There are several ways Calgarians can stay informed with up-to-date information, such as The City of Calgary’s Road Conditions map found at, or by contacting 311. Smartphone users can also download The City’s Road Conditions App for free on iTunes.  

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