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Snow and ice clearing update

This page will be updated during all winter snow storms, and throughout the week following a snow event, in order to give Calgarians frequent updates on road conditions.

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

eServices - 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.

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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 Ice Control Policy

Seven Day Plan