Snow Update - November 7, 2022
Snow Update: Environment Canada has just issued a snowfall warning for Calgary as the city is expected to continue to receive 5-15 cm of heavy snowfall through the evening. The highest snowfall amounts are forecast along the Highway 1 corridor and south. Since Nov. 1, Calgary has had 3 successive snow events along with multiple Snowfall Warnings with total snow accumulations over 40 cm in some areas. For comparison, a total of 4cm was received in all of November 2021.
Reduced visibility in snow and blowing snow coupled with extremely cold temperatures may make travel difficult. During periods of cold temperatures, crews apply abrasive materials such as Pickle mix to improve traction for motorists. Wind chill expected to be near -26 C.
City crews are focusing on clearing major routes, pedestrian infrastructure, transit routes and bridge decks. Contractors have also been brought in to provide additional support for this event. Calgarians are encouraged to plan their travel in advance and ensure they are prepared for the winter travel conditions.
Activity Snow Clearing Equipment: There are currently 53 sanders and 17 graders working on roadways. Contractors were deployed on Trouble Spots and pedestrian/Transit Infrastructure.
For updated information on our Winter Operations Program visit:
Click this link to see completed routes and current clearing progress:
Take care on the roads today folks!
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