The City of Calgary remains in a state of local emergency due to significant flooding. The Elbow River downstream of the Glenmore dam is expected to crest early this morning. As flows stand now, it is anticipated Bow River water levels will stay steady. Water levels in both rivers are expected to remain extremely high for several days.
 
All Calgary Board of Education and Calgary Separate School Board schools are closed. There is no access through the downtown core via transit or c-train. Numerous downtown buildings have been closed including The City’s Municipal Complex, Public Building and Andrew Davison Building. All Calgarians are asked to refrain from non-essential travel.
 
Numerous roads and river bridges are closed including:
 
 Road closures
  • 17 Ave – Deerfoot:  NB to WB ramp
  • Glenmore – Deerfoot:  NB to EB ramp
  • SB Macleod Tr (Patterson)
  • NB Macleod Tr (Victoria)
  • 9 AV and 7 St SE, just north of MacDonald AV SE
  • NB Crowchild Tr at Bow TR is closed and southbound Crowchild Tr, north of Kensington also closed due to the intersection of Kensington and Crowchild being flooded
  • SB Macleod Tr at 10 AV
  • SB Macleod Tr at 9 AV
  • Heritage Dr from Heritage Meadows Rd to Glenmore Tr SE
  • WB Glenmore Tr ramp to N&S Deerfoot Tr
  • 4 St north of 26 Avenue/Elbow Drive
  • 5 St at 26 Avenue
  • 26 Avenue between 4 & 5 Streets SW
  • Elbow Drive from 26 Avenue/4 Street to 32 Avenue
  • EB Memorial Drive ramp to St. Georges Drive
  • No access to Memorial Drive from the Zoo Island.  St. Patrick’s/St. George’s/Zoo Island access to south shore only.
  • EB Memorial Drive NW from 10 St to Edmonton Trail (west intersection)
  • WB Memorial Drive NE from Edmonton Trail (west intersection) to 10 St
  • Crowchild Trail ramps to Memorial Drive EB
 
 
 
Bridges over the Elbow River
  • 4 St SW
  • 25 Ave SW
  • SB Macleod Tr (Patterson)
  • NB Macleod Tr (Victoria)
  • Macdonald Avenue
  • 9 Avenue SE/Inglewood
 
Bridges over the Bow River
  • Baines Bridge at the zoo
  • St. Georges Bridge
  • 17 Avenue SE
  • 16 Ave, west of Home Rd
  • Shouldice bridge (Bowness Rd)
  • 85 Street NW bridge
  • Centre St underdeck
  • Langevin (Edmonton Tr)
  • Crowchild Tr over Bow Tr
  • 4 Ave flyover
  • CN bridge/Calf Robe
  
Mandatory evacuations are currently in place for portions of the following communities:
 
Beltline
Bonnybrook 
Bowness
Bridgeland Industrial Area
Chinatown/Eau Claire
Cliff Bungalow
Deer Run
Discovery Ridge
Douglasdale
Downtown/East Village
Elbow Park
Erlton
Inglewood
Hillhurst
Mission
Montgomery
Quarry Park
Rideau
Riverbend
Riverdale
Roxboro
Stanley Park/Elboya
Sunnyside
Victoria Park
Westmount
Windsor Park
 
To ensure the safety of citizens and first responders, gas and power is shut off to evacuated areas once they have been deemed cleared. Notification to all mandated evacuated areas has been completed. Any residents remaining in these areas are asked to self evacuate immediately.
 
Evacuees who cannot arrange for alternate accommodation can be supported with food, shelter, bedding and other essential services at one of the following reception centres:
  • ·         Village Square Leisure Centre, 2623 56 Street NE
  • ·         South Fish Creek Recreation Centre, 333 Shawville Blvd SE (please access through west doors)
The Southland Leisure Centre and Acadia Recreation Complex reception centres are at capacity.
 
Centre Street Church, 3900 - 2 Street, NE remains open as a day resource centre.
 
People can take their pets to the Animal Service Centre, 2201 Portland St. S.E. or The Calgary Humane Society, 4455 110th Ave SE, if they cannot arrange accommodation for them.
 
Emergency Response
                                  
The City is asking all citizens to help the authorities who are responding to this emergency by observing these restrictions:
 
• Do not drive to or near affected areas unless you are involved in the emergency response. Extra traffic will prevent the authorities from responding quickly. Pedestrians are asked to stay off all bridges.
• Do not use the phone unless you are requesting help or reporting an important event.
• Unnecessary phone calls could overload the telephone system and limit the authorities' ability to communicate.
 
Call 311 only for flood related calls. Call 911 in case of emergency.
 
Please visit Calgary.ca for current information.