Seven-Day Snow Plan
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:
The subsequent stages of The City’s snow and ice operations start after our crews have completed work on Priority 1 and 2 routes. Our work during these stages includes:
Note: roadways in some residential areas can be narrow which affects how larger snow clearing equipment is used.
Did you know? Priority 3 and 4 routes, which include our residential side streets, account for over 50% of our lane kilometre inventory.
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.