CALGARY (660 NEWS) – One man has died following a crash overnight in McKenzie Lake.
Police said it happened just before midnight when the man’s car collided into a tree.
Officers say poor road conditions are believed to be a factor in the crash.
Between midnight Wednesday and midnight today there were 226 crashes across Calgary, and it's clear why. Several streets look more like "seas of white." Ice is camoflauged by snow in a lot of these cases. Drive cautiously. #yyc #yycroads #abstorm #Calgary @660NEWS pic.twitter.com/7GXf33xUxW
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Police say since Tuesday at midnight at least 226 crashes have been reported.
Troy McLeod with the roads department says crashes like this serve as a reminder to be careful on the roads.
“Be further back from other vehicles, giving yourself space to stop regardless of whether the road is plowed or not.”
He adds if you’re driving, make sure you clear your vehicle of any snow to prevent poor visibility for yourself and other drivers.