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Spike in collisions after snow hammers Calgary

Last Updated Oct 9, 2019 at 6:22 am MDT

CALGARY (660 NEWS) – Monday’s snow causing a slick drive throughout most of the day, leading to a spike in crashes across the city.

Police say there have been more than 180 collisions reported, 10 of which involved injuries and 25 were hit and runs.

Calgary Road spokesperson Chris McGeachy says motorists should still be particularly careful on bridge decks, hills and intersections where ice is more likely to remain.

The roads department is reminding people to take their time getting to and from their destinations.

Highways outside the city remain in worse shape than any roads in Calgary where the snow is mostly melting.

Erin Davidson with 511 Alberta says many are still partially snow-covered with slushy and icy spots and visibility has also been a big issue.

Davidson says no highway seems to be worse than others, but areas west and south of Calgary seem to be worse off than if you head east.

The good news is, the forecast for the rest of the week only gets better with double-digit highs by the weekend.

Snowfall warnings remain in place for parts of southwest Alberta.