The City of Calgary prepares for snow
With the first major snowfall of the winter forecasted for overnight, The City of Calgary is already jumping into action.
The City of Calgary is taking proactive steps to help commuters after Environment Canada issued a snowfall warning. Up to 20 centimetres of snow is predicted to fall by Tuesday afternoon.
Even before the snowfall begins, City crews are applying anti-icing agent on known potential trouble spots. Areas such as bridge decks and hills throughout the city are receiving the anti-icing agent as a preventative measure against ice build-up on the roadways.
With road temperatures currently at about -5C, salt is also being spread on the roads. As snow begins to accumulate, crews will plow as necessary.
As The City prepares, you can too. With heavy snow warnings in the forecast, conditions may be right to declare a city-wide Snow Route parking ban.
Calgarians can get informed about a potential parking ban by:
Drivers are reminded to leave at least 10 metres distance - about three car lengths - between your vehicle and the working sanders, graders and plows. Do not pass working equipment.
As the commute has not been affected by severe winter conditions in some time, drivers are reminded to take the following steps before beginning their commute:
For information on The City’s snow and ice control program, visit calgary.ca.
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