CALGARY (660 NEWS) – Heavy snow has led to slippery conditions on many roads in and outside of Calgary.
Police said there were eight crashes reported between 10:00 p.m. Tuesday and 4:00 a.m. Wednesday but that number is expected to grow.
Officers said three of the crashes resulted in injuries.
It's one of those days you're ok w/ working from home.10-15cm of snow in #Calgary right now. Downtown and suburbs still dealing with awful road conditions, highways are looking a little better. Police say there were 8 crashes, 3 had injuries, between 10 pm. & 4 am. #yyc @660NEWS pic.twitter.com/Lj3rOZISSX
— Saif Kaisar (@StaySaif) February 3, 2021
The Alberta Motor Association (AMA) describes many of the roads outside the city as completely covered in snow.
Calgary road crews are currently clearing Priority 1 routes such as Glenmore and Crowchild Trail.
Good morning, while our crews continue working on through lanes on high volume roads, snow is still falling. More heavy flurries are expected this morning. Plan your route accordingly today, and leave plenty of time. Here's an update: #yyctraffic #yycsnow pic.twitter.com/hp40plt5Qq
— YYC Transportation (@yyctransport) February 3, 2021
“Our crews have been working 24/7 and through the night,” said Chris McGeachy with the Calgary Road’s Department. “When the snow is falling, we’re typically focused on plowing the through lanes on our highest volume roads and that’s to keep the most Calgarians moving safely.”
With temperatures expected to fall in the coming days, McGeachy added crews will work to clear snow and ice heading into the weekend.
“As the temperatures get colder, we;re going to be laying down more of an abrasive substance and that will create traction for vehicles out there.”
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