City crews continue to fight the snow
City of Calgary crews have continued their response to the recent flurries and drop in temperature. With an expected 10 to 15 centimetres of snow forecasted to fall today, crews are continuing to maintain major commuter routes to ensure the safest evening commute possible.
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:
- tuning in to local media (TV and radio newscasts)
- signing up for automatic email alerts
- reading City-issued releases via The City’s newsroom
- viewing The City’s online interactive map
- downloading the free applications for iPhone, Blackberry and Android
- visiting calgary.ca
- calling 311
With road temperatures approximately at -8C, pickle, which is a combination of salt and gravel, will be the material of choice at this time.
Drivers are reminded to leave at least 10 metres distance - about three car lengths - between your vehicle and the working sanders, graders and plows. Please do not pass working equipment.
Drivers are also reminded to take the following steps before beginning their commute:
- Tune up and winterize your vehicle.
- Consider installing appropriate tires to the season.
- Clean snow and ice off your vehicle and ensure your lights and your windows are clear.
- Give yourself extra time to reach your destination.
- Reduce your speed and turn on your headlights.
- Drive defensively.
- Leave extra distance between you and the car ahead of you.
- When road conditions are difficult, consider using Calgary Transit.
- Consider delaying your trip until the roads are in better condition.
Public Contact Information:
The City of Calgary, 311 Operations Centre
Phone: 311 or from outside the local calling area phone 403.268.CITY (2489)