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Snowy weather hammers Calgary and southern Alberta

Last Updated Sep 30, 2019 at 11:40 am MDT

A vehicle spins out on eastbound Stoney Trail near Deerfoot Trial on Sept. 30, 2019 (CREDIT: @timparent, Twitter)

CALGARY (660 NEWS) – Snowfall warnings have ended for Calgary and surrounding communities but the cleanup continues following a record snowfall.

Over the weekend, Calgary saw around 25 centimetres of snow while other areas of the province saw as much as 70.

Environment Canada is reporting 95 centimetres at the townsite in Waterton National Park.

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The City of Calgary will provide an update on the snow clearing measures Monday morning. The city and 511 Alberta are encouraging drivers to avoid all non-essential travel due to slick, icy road conditions.

Troy McLeod with the City of Calgary roads said crews pretreated roadways and bridge decks before the snow hit and are working to clear major routes.

He adds you should give yourself extra time on your commute and never assume a road is safe even if it’s been cleared.

“Be mindful of bridge decks as the temperatures aren’t as warm as the roadway surfaces so they can ice up more quickly than roadways so conditions will change as you are on bridge decks. Be careful of grades if you are on a hill.”

As of 5 a.m. Monday, Calgary police have responded to nearly 200 crashes since Sunday morning: 166 non-injury and 23 injury-related.

The September snow also led to several school closures outside Calgary. Some schools in the Foothills Division are shut down as is the Palliser Regional School Division south of Calgary

Schools within The Calgary Board of Education remain open.