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Potential for parking ban as 5-10 cm snow to fall on Calgary

Last Updated Feb 15, 2019 at 7:38 am MDT

(Kaitlin Lee - 660 NEWS)
Summary

About 5 to 10cm of snow is expected to fall across Southern Alberta.

Calgary road crews are ready for the onslaught.

Calgarians are advised to park their vehicles in their driveways in case a parking ban is issued.

CALGARY (660 NEWS) — Another blast of winter weather is set to hit Calgary and most of the province. Southern Alberta is expected to receive between 5 to 10 centimetres¬†throughout the day. There’s a chance the snow accumulation could prompt the city to issue a parking ban, according to Chris McGeachy, a spokesperson with the City Roads department.

“This time of year has proven to be a bit of a challenge because of the low temperatures,” he said they are monitoring the forecast. “We have crews working 24/7 through the winter months so we are prepared in that sense.”

He advises Calgarians planning to leave for the long weekend, to park their vehicle in a safe location should a parking ban be put in effect. In the meantime, McGeachy said snow removal and road crews are prepared to tackle the impending snowfall.

“It’s probably going to be a lot of the same — applying gravel, plowing the major roads,” he said. “We will move back onto the major roads once that snowfall starts.”