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Snow and ice clearing update

Snow Update – January 20, 2022 – 8 a.m.

Day Three of the Seven-Day Snow Plan

Crews have completed work on Priority 2 routes and have moved into the later stages of the Seven-day snow plan, meaning they are working on levelling ruts in residential areas, applying material where necessary, and continuing to monitor our major routes for icy buildup. Crews will also continue working to clear designated bus pads and collector/feeder routes that connect major routes (these are typically the bigger roads that connect through your community).

Crews work 24/7 through the winter on a Council approved seven day snow plan which prioritizes routes based on daily traffic volumes. When snow falls, depending on the accumulation and temperature, crews may have to return to focus on major routes – this is to keep the most Calgarians moving safely through our transportation corridors. For more information on The City’s snow clearing plan, visit Calgary.ca/snow.

We provide snow and ice updates and important reminders for Calgarians as we prepare for snow, manage our way through a snowfall and then during the seven-day clean-up period.

Areas not snow cleared by The City

The City does not have Council approval or budget to:

  • Plow residential streets to bare pavement. Residential routes are monitored in the 7 Day Snow Plan.
  • Snow removal in residential areas.
  • Clear back lanes or alleyways
  • Clear sidewalks bordering private homes or businesses; this is the responsibility of the home/business owner
  • 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:

  • Follow @yyctransport on Twitter
  • Subscribe to receive email or text alerts when a Snow Route parking ban is in effect
  • Call 311 and listen to the automated message
  • Watch or listen to local weather reports

Our crews work to maintain good driving conditions throughout the winter, but some roads can still be icy and snow covered. Please watch for slippery sections, slow down and drive for the current conditions.

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.


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