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Councillor Farkas looking for explanation after closure of 14 Street

Last Updated Apr 24, 2019 at 5:32 am MDT

Calgary Councillor Jeromy Farkas speaks to reporters in Calgary on Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018 THE CANADIAN PRESS/Bill Graveland

CALGARY (660 NEWS) — Calgary City Councillor Jeromy Farkas has taken to social media to share a notice of motion he’ll be bringing forward at the next meeting, after a traffic nightmare in Calgary’s southwest over the long weekend.

Closures along 14 St. and nearby Anderson Rd. at the same time had some people reporting to 660 NEWS that it took them 45 minutes to move six blocks. Others worried emergency services wouldn’t be able to get through the backups.

Farkas wants an explanation about what happened for the public.

He also suggests there be no closures of major roadways in the southwest quadrant of the city if another single lane closure is happening on another key route at the same time.

The road wasn’t fully reopened until Monday afternoon.