The City of Calgary remains in a state of local emergency due to significant flooding. The Elbow River downstream of the Glenmore dam crested 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 Calgarians are asked to refrain from non-essential travel.
 
NEW INFORMATION:
The 911 emergency phone system is operational. Anyone needing emergency assistance should call 911. People whose homes are without power must use either a cell phone or a phone that does not require electricity to operate and is plugged into a hardwired phone jack.
 
Power has been shut off in evacuated communities for the safety of citizens and first responders. However, Enmax is unable to isolate portions of the power grid by community and as a result Calgarians living in neighbourhoods bordering evacuated communities may also be experiencing power outages. Enmax asks for the patience of all Calgarians currently experiencing power outages.
 
CALGARY TRANSIT
There is no Calgary Transit service in the area bordered on the north by 16 Avenue N, east by Deerfoot Trail, south by Glenmore Trail and to the west by 14 Street W.  No buses are running on regular bus routes within this area. Shuttles have been set up for CTrain replacement. They are entering this area but are not stopping to board or unload passengers. CTrain replacement shuttles are only operational at certain stations. Shuttles on the 202 line (Saddletowne to 69 Street) are stopping at Franklin, Lions Park and Westbrook stations. Shuttles on the 201 line (Crowfoot to Somerset/Bridlewood) are stopping at Heritage, Chinook, 39 Avenue and Westbrook stations.
 
CITY FACILITIES AND EVENTS
All City recreation facilities are closed Friday with the exception of those acting as emergency reception centres, which are open for emergency-related purposes ONLY.
 
The following major events have been cancelled:
  • Sled Island Music and Arts Festival
  • Park Market/1 Street Market Walk
  • Go Skateboarding Day
  • Wing Kei Walkathon
  • Allied Memorial Remembrance Ride
  • Remington Race for Pace 2013
  • Aboriginal Awareness Week
  • Enbridge Ride To Conquer Cancer
  • MEC Paddlefest
 
If you planned to attend an event of any kind, please check with the organizers before heading out.
 
BUILDINGS CLOSED IN THE DOWNTOWN CORE
The Building Owners and Managers’ Association has indicated a number of downtown buildings are closed until further notice. The following buildings in the city’s downtown core are closed until further notice:
 
  • Bow Valley College
  • Ernst & Young Tower
  • Centennial Tower
  • Devon Tower
  • Shell Tower
  • Fifth Avenue Place
  • Suncor Energy Centre
  • Banker’s Hall Complex (East Tower, West Tower, Royal Bank, Banker’s Court, Hollingsworth Building)
  • The Core (all retail, as well as Home, Dome Towers and the Lancaster Building)
  • 5th and 5Th Tower
  • Stock Exchange Tower
  • Watermark Tower
  • Western Canadian Place
  • Gulf Canada Square
  • Encore Building
  • 635 8 Avenue Building
  • Livingston Place
  • Jameson Place
  • BP Centre
  • Intact Place
  • Selkirk HouseStandard Life Centre
  • 1520 4 St. S.W.
  • Palliser Square
 
ROADS, PATHWAYS AND RIVER BRIDGE CLOSURES
Numerous roads, pathways and river bridges are closed including:
  • SB Deerfoot Trail at Southland Drive
  • EB/WB Glenmore Trail between 18 Street and Blackfoot Trail
  • NB Crowchild Trail between Bow Trail and Kensington Road
  • 16 Avenue NW between Sarcee and Home Road (over the Bow River)
  • 17 Avenue and Deerfoot Trail - NB to WB ramp
  • Glenmore Trail and Deerfoot Trail - NB to EB ramp
  • SB Macleod Trail (Patterson)
  • NB Macleod Trail (Victoria)
  • 9 Avenue and 7 Street SE, just north of MacDonald Avenue SE
  • NB Crowchild Trail at Bow Trail
  • SB Crowchild Trail north of Kensington closed due to intersection flooding
  • SB Macleod Trail at 10 Avenue
  • SB Macleod Trail at 9 Avenue
  • Heritage Dr from Heritage Meadows Rd to Glenmore Tr SE
  • WB Glenmore Trail ramp to N&S Deerfoot Tr
  • 4 Streeet north of 26 Avenue/Elbow Drive
  • 5 Street at 26 Avenue
  • 26 Avenue between 4 and 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
Glendeer area
  • Heritage Drive from Heritage Meadows Road to Glenmore Trail SE
  • WB Glenmore Trail ramp to north and south Deerfoot Trail
 
Elbow River
  • 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
 
Memorial Drive/Zoo
  • 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 and Bow rivers
  • Baines Bridge (at the zoo)
  • Centre St Bridge lower deck
  • Pedestrian deck under LRT bridge at 10 Street NW
  • 4 Avenue flyover
  • 85 Street Bridge, between 48 Avenue NW and Bearspaw Dam Road NW
  • Patterson Bridge, Macleod Trail north of 25 Avenue
  • Victoria Bridge, Macleod Trail north of 25 Avenue
  • Macdonald Bridge along MacDonald Avenue
  • Cushing Bridge over17 Avenue SE
  • 9 Avenue SE/Inglewood
  • Baines Bridge at the zoo
  • St. Georges Bridge
  • 16 Avenue west of Home Rd
  • Shouldice Bridge (Bowness Road)
  • 85 Street NW bridge
  • Langevin (Edmonton Trail)
  • Crowchild Trail over Bow Trail
  • CN bridge/Calf Robe
 
ONGOING INFORMATION
 
SCHOOLS
All Calgary Board of Education and Calgary Catholic School District 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.
 
EVACUATIONS
No new areas are expected to be evacuated at this time. Mandatory evacuations remain 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
 
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 St. 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.
 
PETS
People can take their pets to the Animal Service Centre, 2201 Portland St. S.E. or the Calgary Humane Society, 4455 110 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 for flood-related calls only. Call 911 in case of emergency.
 
Please visit Calgary.ca for current information.