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Snow and ice clearing update


This page provides snow and ice updates and important reminders for Calgarians as we prepare for snow, manage our way through a snowfall and then during the seven-day clean-up period.

Snow Update - Tuesday, December 10, 2019 at 6:30 a.m.

Snow stopped falling at 4 a.m. Tuesday morning, activating The City’s Seven-Day Snow Plan.

Crews are currently working on the main roads, plowing the through-lanes and putting down material to help with traction. Motorists are advised to watch for trouble spots such as hills, ramps and bridge decks, and to slow down and drive for winter conditions.

Crews will also be working to remove snow from City-maintained sidewalks, stairs, Transit stations, cycle tracks and some park pathways today. Pedestrians and cyclists are asked to use caution and lookout for icy sections.

Current Status:

  • Road crews are plowing the through-lanes on Priority 1 routes and putting down salt and gravel to accelerate melting and help with vehicle traction.
  • Hand crews are working on pedestrian infrastructure including City-maintained sidewalks, LRT platforms and staircases.
  • We are also clearing snow on well-used pathways. Check the Pathways, Trails and Bikeways map under the snow and ice control tab to see which pathways and sidewalks are cleared by The City.
  • Residents and homeowners are reminded that, under the bylaw, all snow and ice must be removed from sidewalks adjacent to your property today. Please consider being a snow angel – keep an eye out for neighbours who are less able to keep their own walks clear of snow and ice, and help them out.
  • At this time The City does not anticipate the need to call a snow route parking ban.

Motorists are advised to check The City’s Traffic Cameras and Road Conditions Map for information on plow locations and road conditions. Transit-users should visit for the most up-to-date route impacts.

Areas not snow cleared by The City

The City does not have Council approval or budget to:

  • Plow residential roads down to bare pavement
  • Haul snow from residential areas
  • Clear back lanes or alleyways
  • Clear sidewalks bordering private homes or businesses; this is the responsibility of the home/business owner
  • Clear snow on engineered walkways, the pedestrian/cycling thoroughfares located between private properties, usually with a barrier at either end to prevent motorized access

Deerfoot Trail and Stoney Trail

Deerfoot Trail and Stoney Trail are maintained by the Province of Alberta. Visit Alberta’s Road Reports site for current conditions, or call to report a problem:

  • On Deerfoot Trail and Stoney Trail North, call Carmacks Maintenance Services at 403-543-8750.
  • On Stoney Trail S.E., call Mainroad Chinook Contracting at 1-877-898-7623.

Current snow conditions update

Visit this page to stay up-to-date on current conditions and City operations, and/or:

  • Follow @yyctransport on Twitter
  • Subscribe to receive email or text alerts when a Snow Route parking ban is in effect
  • Call 311 and listen to the automated message
  • Watch or listen to local weather reports

Our crews work to maintain good driving conditions throughout the winter, but some roads can still be icy and snow covered. Please watch for slippery sections, slow down and drive for the current conditions.

To report safety issues related to snow on Calgary roads, please submit an online service request. eService - Report snow and ice on roads concern

For all other snow-related concerns, visit the Snow and ice concerns page and select the eService button that best fits your concern.

Road Conditions map

View the Road Conditions map to see real-time information on which roads have been plowed.

Road Conditions Map

Priority 1 and 2 Routes

To see which streets are cleared as Priority 1 and 2 routes, visit the Snow and Ice Control Priority Routes map.

Snow Priority Routes Map

Deerfoot Trail and Stoney Trail

Deerfoot Trail and Stoney Trail are maintained by the Province of Alberta. Visit Alberta’s Road Reports site for current conditions.

511 Alberta Road Report

Report snow and ice concerns

Contact 311 to report safety or accessibility issues caused by snow and ice.

Report Snow and Ice Concerns