Roads in Calgary are covered in jaw-deep snow following a slippery mess on Tuesday morning and the city was hit hard by winter weather overnight, leading to dozens of collisions since the storm moved.
According to Calgary Police, there were 44 non-injuries, 10 collision injuries and nine wins and runs from 5pm on Monday.
Calgary’s Department of Transportation has been tweeting about the number of vehicles parked and stuck on city roads.
The city says its snowfall and graders focus on high-volume roads such as the Glenmore Trail and the Croschild Trail.
Calgary Transit warns that some routes may fall behind schedule or be forced to take a detour. Some buses could not pass through the thick snow.
“Please be patient and give yourself extra travel time,” Calgary Transit tweeted.
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Environment Canada Snowfall and winter storm warnings issued Monday are in effect across southern Alberta and in the central region of the province.
“Heavy snow will continue to fall in the region before it ends in the north and south this afternoon,” the company said of the coal area.
An additional two to four centimeters of snow is expected in areas near Red Deer, and 10 centimeters is forecast for areas near Coal.
#CTRiders Due to our recent snowfall, some routes may be behind schedule or may require diversion. We work hard to get you to your destination safely, so please be patient and give yourself extra travel time. https://t.co/GVRs7JSQKJ pic.twitter.com/tRdDQAbB0D
Good morning, our team is focusing on high volume roads – a lot of snow is expected today. Be safe there and give our equipment plenty of space to work. #yycsnow # yyctraffic pic.twitter.com/Q1Vem69jzT
Environment Canada says motorists should consider postponing essential trips.
In some parts south of Coal, winds of up to 80km / h are expected to form until Tuesday afternoon.
In the Canneskinsk region, in the Crosnest Pass and the Gordston region, total snowfall is expected to be 30 to 50 centimeters – and up to 70 centimeters at the base.