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Snow and ice clearing update


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A Snow Route Parking Ban is not in effect at this time., Parking ban email alerts



Information | Snow clearing

A Snow Route Parking Ban is not in effect at this time.

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This page provides snow and ice updates and important reminders for Calgarians as we prepare for snow, manage our way through a snowfall and then during the seven-day clean-up period.

Snow Update – Thursday, January 17, 2019 – 3 p.m.

Light snow has continued to fall on and off throughout the day. Crews will continue focusing on Priority 1 routes (such as Crowchild Trail, Glenmore Trail) to keep the highest amount of citizens moving safely through The City. When the snowfall ends, this will activate the seven day snow plan, and crews will begin working down the priority list.

Citizens should be mindful when driving, walking and cycling outdoors as icy patches may exist on some roads, sidewalks and pathways. Drive to winter conditions.

Current Status:

  • Road crews continue focused mainly on plowing through-lanes on Priority 1 routes (Crowchild Trail, Glenmore) and putting down material to accelerate melting.
  • Citizens are reminded to drive to winter conditions, especially before and after goes down and the temperature drops. Low temperatures can create icy conditions.
  • Drive safe, leave extra time for your commute, and ensure there’s plenty of space between your vehicle and the vehicle in front of you.
  • 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.

Motorists are advised to check The City’s Traffic Cameras and Road Conditions Map for information on plow locations and road conditions. Transit-users should visit for the most up-to-date route impacts.


Areas not snow cleared by The City

The City does not have Council approval or budget to:

  • Plow residential roads down to bare pavement
  • Haul snow from residential areas
  • Clear back lanes or alleyways
  • Clear sidewalks bordering private homes or businesses; this is the responsibility of the home/business owner
  • Clear snow on engineered walkways, the pedestrian/cycling thoroughfares located between private properties, usually with a barrier at either end to prevent motorized access

Deerfoot Trail and Stoney Trail

Deerfoot Trail and Stoney Trail are maintained by the Province of Alberta. Visit Alberta’s Road Reports site for current conditions, or call to report a problem:

  • On Deerfoot Trail and Stoney Trail North, call Carmacks Maintenance Services at 403-543-8750.
  • On Stoney Trail S.E., call Mainroad Chinook Contracting at 1-877-898-7623.

​Current snow conditions update

Visit this page to stay up-to-date on current conditions and City operations, and/or:

  • Follow @yyctransport on Twitter
  • Subscribe to receive email alerts when a Snow Route parking ban is in effect
  • Call 311 and listen to the automated message
  • Watch or listen to local weather reports

Our crews work to maintain good driving conditions throughout the winter, but some roads can still be icy and snow covered. Please watch for slippery sections, slow down and drive for the current conditions.

To report safety issues related to snow on Calgary roads, please submit an online service request. eService - Report snow and ice on roads concern

For all other snow-related concerns, visit the Snow and ice concerns page and select the eService button that best fits your concern.

Road Conditions map

View the Road Conditions map to see real-time information on which roads have been plowed.

​​​​​​​Road Conditions Map

Priority 1 and 2 Routes

To see which streets are cleared as Priority 1 and 2 routes, visit the Snow and Ice Control Priority Routes map.

Snow Priority Routes Map

Deerfoot Trail and Stoney Trail

Deerfoot Trail and Stoney Trail are maintained by the Province of Alberta. Visit Alberta’s Road Reports site for current conditions.

​​​​​​​511 Alberta Road Report

Report snow and ice concerns

Contact 311 to report safety or accessibility issues caused by snow and ice.

​​​​​​​Report Snow and Ice Concerns