Snow and ice clearing update
Current snow status:
Crews spend the first 36 hours plowing and clearing snow on Calgary's busiest routes
|Major Routes 0 - 36hrs
Snow update – Friday, February 16 – 7 a.m.
Crews have completed work on major routes and major community and transit routes. Crews are now focused on other duties within our snow response, including patrolling our residential roadways to ensure smooth condition. Please note, The City does not clear snow from residential areas – we monitor for rutting and plow or apply material as necessary.
As our crews move into the latter stages of The City’s priority snow plan we continue to monitor major routes for freeze and thaw conditions, monitor forecasts and prepare for additional snowfall as necessary.
How can you stay safe during snow events in Calgary?
Motorists are reminded to observe changing weather conditions – snow covered roads, ice and visibility can be a factor in your commute. Prepare yourself before you head out, leave plenty of time to get to where you need to go and adapt to the changing weather. Stay safe out there!
Walking and wheeling users encouraged to plan ahead. Know your route and expect there could be unexpected delays. Snowfall can create other challenges during your commute – so ensure you are properly dressed before starting your journey.
No matter your mode of travel, prepare for the trip: plan your route, leave plenty of time for travel and ensure you are properly outfitted for the winter weather (bundle up, good footwear).
We encourage you to make a plan before heading out on your trip.
- Motorists are advised to check The City’s Traffic Cameras and Road Conditions Map.
- Transit-users should visit calgarytransit.com for the most up-to-date route information.
- People walking and wheeling can refer to The City’s Pathways and Bikeways Map to see which routes are scheduled for snow clearing work.
Calgary Transit update
For tips on how to improve your commute during the cold, winter months, check out our Winter Travel Guide. We encourage all Calgary Transit customers to plan ahead, give themselves extra travel time, and stay connected with us through our communication channels. For the most up-to-date info on service status and updates, head over to calgarytransit.com/serviceupdates or follow Calgary Transit on X - @CalgaryTransit.
This page will be updated during all winter snow storms, and throughout the week following a snow event, in order to give Calgarians frequent updates on road conditions.
Before, during and after snowfall we provide updates and important information for Calgarians. The City responds to snow events using a Council-approved priority snow plan. This plan follows priorities set out by The City’s Snow and Ice Control policy.
Areas not cleared by The City
The City does not have Council approval or budget to:
- Remove snow on residential streets, and most roadways.
- Residential streets are always monitored following each snow event; crews will level ruts and apply materials as needed
- Clear sidewalks bordering private homes or businesses; this is the responsibility of the home/business owner
- Clear back lanes or alleyways
- Clear snow on engineered walkways: the pedestrian/cycling thoroughfares located between private properties, usually with a barrier at either end to prevent motorized access
Calgary’s Provincial Highways
Snow operations on Stoney Trail, Deerfoot Trail and Tsuut’ina Trail / Southwest Ring Road are managed by the province of Alberta. Visit 511 Alberta Road Report for current road conditions, or report a concern:
- 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.
- On Tsuut’ina Trail / Southwest Ring Road, call Alberta Highway Services Ltd. at 403-212-0565
Current snow conditions update
Visit this page to stay up-to-date on current conditions and City operations, and/or:
- Watch or listen to local weather reports
- Follow @yyctransport on Twitter
- Call 311 and listen to the automated message
Our crews work to maintain good driving conditions following snowfall, but some roads can still be icy and snow covered. Adapt to the current conditions: slow down, watch for ice and leave plenty of space.
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.
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.
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.
Report snow and ice concerns
Contact 311 to report safety or accessibility issues caused by snow and ice.