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Ward 11 News: Roads crews are ready for winter

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A snow plow plowing a snow covered street.

City of Calgary Roads crews are ready for whatever this winter might bring. Crews clear snow from roads on a council approved priority basis. Priority 1 routes, major roads that carry more than 20,000 vehicles per day like Crowchild Trail, are cleared to bare pavement within 24 hours after the last snow flake falls. Priority 2 routes, including collector roads that carry between 5,000 and 19,000 vehicles per day like Acadia Drive, are cleared within 48 hours.

Residential roadways are cleared within 2-4 days after a snowfall ends. These roads are flat-bladed which means snow is packed down so it is easier to drive on, and ruts are removed. If a piece of equipment rolls down your street and creates a windrow, a small snow bank around your car or at the end of your driveway, don’t forget it is your responsibility to clear the windrow as well as any sidewalk adjacent to your property.

Stay informed this winter by downloading the Road Conditions App or see where our crews are on

For more information on our priority system and all the work our crews will do this winter visit


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