Winter driving can be challenging because of snow and icy road conditions. The City keeps you moving safely through its road maintenance Snow and Ice Control (SNIC) program.
Responding to snowfall
Roads has a pre-planned, measured response to snowfall that helps make roadways safe and efficient called Snow and Ice Control (SNIC). During winter months, crews are available around the clock to react to a snow event.
Roads maintains public thoroughfares by:
Roads maintains road rights-of-way, Transit is responsible for clearing snow and ice at LRT stations, and Parks is responsible for the pathway system.
Snow and Ice Control Policy
The aim of the Snow and Ice Control Policy is to provide reasonable winter driving conditions for vehicles/cycles that are:
For more information, see the 2011-2012 Snow and Ice Control Policy or view the Snow and Ice Control Policy's frequently asked questions.
Report a snow and ice issue
To report snow and ice issues on Calgary roads, overpasses and bridges, simply fill out the online Snow and Ice Control Service Request.
Issues that will be handled within this Service Request include:
- Snow and ice concerns on roadways, bridges, in backlanes, on pedestrian overpasses and on City-owned stairs
- Excessive sanding/salting concerns
- Road impassable due to snow
- Snow fence requests
- Snow plowed onto sidewalks
For snow and ice maintenance concerns on Deerfoot Trail or Stoney Trail, call
403-543-8750 as those roads are the responsibility of the Alberta Government.
Keeping our roads safe is a shared responsibility
It's important to note that parked vehicles, parking spaces and driveways may be impeded and sidewalks may be covered — home owners are responsible for removing snow and ice from those areas.
The City of Calgary's Snow and Ice Control program helps keep Calgarian's on the move this winter season.