Seven-Day Snow Plan
Nov. 22-25, 2020: Days 4 to 7 of seven-day snow plan
Snow stopped falling city-wide at 9 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020.
Here’s what we’re working on today and what you need to know
The City: Crews are in residential areas:
- Packing down soft snow and leveling ruts on roads large/wide enough for City equipment
- Applying sand-salt as needed in driving lanes (not curb or parking)
- Clearing frozen-over storm drains
Check our tips to protect your home from melting snow.
How the Seven-Day Snow Plan works
Day 1 begins after the snowfall ends. Crews spend the first 24 hours plowing and removing snow on Priority 1 routes, which include:
For a view of all Priority 1 and 2 roads, visit the Snow and Ice Control Priority Routes map.
Day 2 begins 24 hours after a snowfall ends and crews have completed at least 90 per cent of the work on Priority 1 routes. Priorities include plowing driving lanes (not curb or parking lanes) and piling it roadside. Priority 2 routes include:
Day 3 begins 48 hours after the snow has stopped. Priorities include:
Day 4 begins 72 hours after a snowfall ends. On days 4 through 7, crews work in residential areas to:
Please note – The City does not have Council approval or budget to:
Priority pedestrian clearing snow areas
- Clearing snow from sidewalks bordering public property* - Day 1
- Clearing snow from 500 kilometers of pathway - Day 2
- Reducing windrows at busy crosswalks and wheelchair curb ramps for better access - Day 3
*The City is responsible for clearing approximately 11 per cent of Calgary sidewalks. Private property owners have the critical job of clearing the remaining 89 per cent, within 24 hours of a snowfall ending. Learn more about the bylaw requirements and new escalating fines for failing to maintain a public sidewalk bordering your private property.
Road Conditions map
View the Road Conditions map to see which roads have been plowed in real time.
Priority 1 and 2 Routes
Check the Priority Routes map for roads designated for priority snow clearing.
Pathway and bikeway snow clearing
To see pathways and bikeways cleared of snow, visit the pathway and bikeway snow clearing map.
Report snow and ice concerns
Report public safety or access issues caused by snow and ice.