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Ward 1 News: January 11 - Snow and Ice Operations Update

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City of Calgary - Snow and Ice Update

Brr, it’s cold outside! Wondering what’s going on, city wide? The City of Calgary Road’s department has provided our office with a Snow and Ice Control (SNIC) operations update for January 11, 2018.

On January 10, snow stopped at 22:00h. Extreme cold temperatures made conditions difficult.  Roads suspended snow removal activities yesterday as they were removing windrows related to key corridors, pedestrian crossings and high activity parking areas. Roads is in Day 1, hour 12 and their focus after Day 1 will shift to P2s and bike lanes.

Priority system consists of Priority 1 - 4. The current status is:

• P1 - 43% complete
• P2 - 0% complete
• Cycle Track – 65% complete
• Bike Lanes - 0% complete
• P3 and P4 – 0% complete
• Steps and Walks – 10% complete
Click here to see completed routes and current progress.

The cost so far to respond to this snow event was $200k.  Material usage include: 1,000 tonnes of salt, 1,300 tonnes of pickle mix and 3,500 litres of calcium chloride.

Total 3-1-1 Service Requests  since the beginning of snow event was 205 SR’s.

The extreme cold warning is still in effect.  Temperatures will be warmer starting tomorrow based on the 7-day forecast with chances of snow flurries on Jan 14, 2018.

This content represents the personal views and opinions of the Councillor and should not be taken as a statement of policy of The City of Calgary. The inclusion of any external content does not imply endorsement by The City of Calgary.

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