Calgary, AB,
05
August
2015

Update: City of Calgary responds to severe weather

As of 7 p.m., the Municipal Emergency Plan was deactivated and the Emergency Operations Centre has closed. The weather conditions that had impacted Calgary earlier today have now weakened. While minor debris clean-up is still underway across Calgary, all emergency and priority service responses have been fulfilled.

At the height of the storm The City dealt with the following:

  • Between 2:45 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., 9-1-1 answered 800 emergency and non-emergency calls.
  • Between 3 p.m. and 7 p.m., 3-1-1 received 813 calls. The majority of the storm-related calls were for catch basins, manholes, trees and basement seepage.
  • While several road closures were needed during the storm due to flooding, all have re-opened except the underpass southbound 5th Street S.W. between 9th and 10th Avenue. Crews are working to clear this underpass as quickly as possible with the goal of having all roads open for the Thursday morning commute.
  • Nine transit routes were detoured due to this storm’s road flooding. Routes 3 and 17 remain detoured due to the continued closure of southbound 5th Street S.W. underpass and are anticipated returning to normal service for the Thursday morning commute.

The City of Calgary would like to thank citizens for their part in helping stay safe during the storm. Being prepared individually helps The City focus on those areas that are being hardest hit. Citizens can be prepared by clearing eaves troughs and down spouts; staying indoors; staying away from manhole covers, drains and flooded areas; and having a 72-hour kit.

With roads and transit expected to return to normal operations prior to the morning commute, there will be no media update tomorrow morning.

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