Monday, November 23, 2015

Be the first to know about snow and ice control this year

We’re a winter city, which means snow and ice are a part of life in Calgary. Whether you travel by bike, car, Transit or your own two feet, it’s important to stay safe, plan your route and know how the snow will affect your daily commute.

Calgary weather can change in an instant. Stay on top of snow and ice information so you can keep on the move, stay safe, and enjoy winter.

“While we are out clearing snow, citizens can see our progress through a number of different ways. This helps them plan their commute and stay safe,” says Roads Maintenance Manager Bill Biensch.

Here are the best ways to stay informed this winter about all things snow and ice:

Road Conditions Map
The map is available both online at and in the City of Calgary Roads app. Take a look at the snow clearing status of Priority 1 and Priority 2 roads across the city, and plan your route using traffic cameras and plow and sander locations.

City of Calgary Roads App
If you find yourself checking your mobile device throughout the day, the Roads App will be your best bet for finding snow and ice info. Check the weather, see an updated map of which roads have been plowed, and read updates during snow events. The app is available for iOS, Android and Blackberry.

Do you follow @yyctransport on Twitter yet? We tweet out snow clearing updates, road closures, safety tips, and more! If you have questions about road conditions, traffic, or other roads projects, we’ll find you the answers.
This webpage is your one-stop-shop for all things related to snow and ice clearing plus much more. Find out if a snow route parking ban is in effect, report a concern to 311, and read our snow clearing FAQs. On this page, you’ll also find information about pathway snow clearing and the Snow Angels shovelling program.

Snow and Ice Clearing Update Page
During a snow event, this page is updated daily at 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Located at the top of our landing page, this is one of the best resources for snow and ice updates.
Explore what the City has to offer during winter! Learn about how to stay safe and keep active after the snow falls. The “Getting Around” button will link you to transit updates, winter driving tips, cycle track information, and a list of the City’s helpful apps.

Transit App
Planning your trip when the snow falls is easy with the City of Calgary Transit App. Stay on top of weather-related changes and look at route maps from your smartphone. The app is available for iOS and Android.

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