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Get Ready for Winter: How to stay safe and warm this season

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As winter approaches, it's time to prepare for the snow and ice that Calgary is well-known for. With chilly temperatures forecasted as early as next week, The City is gearing up for the colder months, ensuring our streets remain safe and accessible.

For those traveling, whether by foot or by car, preparation is key. Dress warmly in layers, wear appropriate footwear, and plan your route ahead of time. If you’re driving, remember to winterize your vehicle, allow extra travel time, and be cautious. Safety should always be your number-one priority.

We also urge business and property owners to be mindful of their responsibility for sidewalk maintenance. While The City clears sidewalks next to city-owned properties, most sidewalks fall under the adjacent property owner's care. It's essential to clear these pathways within 24 hours after the snowfall ends, ensuring safe passage for your neighbours.

Calgary.ca/snow is your go-to source for real-time updates and essential winter information. Additionally, if you notice a street that needs clearing, report it using the 311 hotline or the convenient 311 app. Your vigilance helps us keep the city moving efficiently, and helps us identify problem areas that need maintenance quickly.

Lastly, when driving, maintain a safe distance behind gravel trucks, preventing damage to your vehicle and allowing them the space they need to do their job. Similarly, refrain from parking on the sides of the road if a snowplow is scheduled to come by your neighborhood. These small efforts go a long way in ensuring our streets are cleared promptly and safely.

Let's face winter together. By staying informed, prepared, and considerate, we can navigate the winter challenges with ease and ensure a safe and enjoyable season for all. Stay warm and stay safe!

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Categories: General, Roads, Safety, Snow

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