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A Snow Route Parking Ban is not needed at this time.

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SNIC Update – Tuesday, Nov. 21

Crews have now completed their work on the major roads and have moved into the residential areas. Over the next three days, crews will focus their work on collector routes in residential areas, school and playground zones and designated hills. Crews will knockdown ruts and put material down on trouble spots and at controlled crosswalks. They are also working on designated emergency routes (hospital, police and fire stations) and roadways with marked, on-street bike lanes.

Current Status:

  • In accordance with The City’s Seven Day Snow Plan, crews are now focusing on Priority 3 and 4 roads, which include playground zones and side streets in residential areas. Please note: crews do not remove snow from the roads in residential areas, but rather knock down ruts and lay material where needed.
  • Crews are working on clearing snow from steps and walks, pedestrian overpasses, bus pads, and LRT stations.
  • At this time The City does not anticipate the need to call a snow route parking ban.

While crews are working hard to make all routes passable, some roads may be icy and snow covered, especially those in residential areas. Calgarians are advised to watch for trouble spots such as hills and bridge decks, and to slow down and drive for winter conditions.

To report snow and ice issues on Calgary roads, overpasses and bridges, fill out the online Snow and Ice Control Service Request.

eService - Snow and Ice Control Inquiries

Calgarians are reminded to drive for the conditions and winterize their vehicles.

For the most up-to-date information, follow the Transportation Department, on Twitter @yyctransport, or visit calgary.ca/roadconditions

How we respond to snowfall

We know how important it is for Calgarians to get to where they want to go safely and winter driving can be challenging because of snow and icy conditions. The City keeps you moving safely by following a seven day snow and ice control (SNIC) plan.

This planned and measured response to snowfall, helps make roadways safe and efficient.

Roads maintains public thoroughfares to the Snow and Ice Control policy standards during winter months by:

  • Anti-icing before a snow event when conditions allow
  • Sanding, salting, and plowing roadways
  • Snow removal and storage
  • Sidewalk snow removal in the downtown core
  • Snow fencing where required

Free sand locations

To help remove ice on residential sidewalks, homeowners can pick up free sand and salt-coated gravel at most Fire stations and Roads Maintenance District offices. See sanding box locations near you.

Winter driving tips

Tips for winter driving include:

  • Winterize your vehicle, consider installing snow tires.
  • Give yourself extra time to reach your destinations.
  • Reduce your speed and turn on your headlights.
  • Leave extra distance between you and the car ahead of you.
  • Do not pass working sanders or equipment.

Related documents

Snow and Ic​e Control Policy​​​