When the snowflakes start flying, the City and Calgarians come together to make the season safe, productive, and enjoyable for all.
The City’s Roads department works hard to plow, salt, and sand roadways on a 7 day priority schedule. The Parks department quickly clears designated multi-use pathways within 24 hours. Teams often work overnight to keep the greatest number of Calgarians moving safely. Keeping our roads safe for everyone is also a joint effort between the City and Calgarians. When it snows, make sure to give yourself more time to reach your destination, and leave a greater distance between yourself and the vehicle ahead of you. Please also be extra mindful of people walking and cycling, who may struggle more in difficult conditions. Calgary.ca/snow is the one-stop shop for winter travel tips, the road conditions map, frequently asked questions, updates, and more.
Sidewalks are the responsibilities of adjacent property owners and must be cleared within 24 hours. Unfortunately, not everyone is able to clear her or his sidewalk. Keeping sidewalks clear of snow and ice can be challenging or impossible for seniors and others with limited mobility. Please consider becoming a Snow Angel and helping those who are less able. All you need to do is adopt someone’s sidewalk and clear it as you would your own. Watch for neighbours who could use help removing snow and lend them a hand. Visit Calgary.ca/snowangels for more information.
If you have questions on snow clearing, need to report sidewalks, pathways, or roads that are not cleared, or want to recognise the work of a Snow Angel, please call 3-1-1.
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