If you have to drive somewhere in Calgary on a Saturday morning, chances are it’s a bit smooth.
Due to fluctuating temperatures, freezing points are quite common. Calgary police closed part of Crowfoot due to slippery roads.
In a morning tweet, just after 8 a.m., CPS said it closed the northbound Crowchild Trail – between Memorial Drive and 17 Avenue SW – due to multiple collisions and adverse weather conditions.
By 11 a.m., the police had reopened that stretch of road. However, they still urge caution.
“Please continue to slow down, exercise caution and leave extra space between vehicles if you are driving in (Calgary) today,” the tweet said.
City of Calgary employees are working on “breakdown points” including bridge decks, ramps and intersections on major roads.
Pickle mix, a mixture of salt and gravel that binds rocks and helps create traction, is being used throughout the city as temperatures drop below minus 10.
The city also said its employees are working to remove snow and ice from the area Priority 2 lines, which are roads with 5,000-1999 vehicles per day, such as Kensington Road and Acadia Drive.
At this time, the City of Calgary does not anticipate the need for snow route parking bans.
Meanwhile, if you’re traveling outside of the city or back in Calgary, you should be prepared for some contingencies.
An accident between two southbound turns on Queen Elizabeth II Highway near the Millet junction there is detour traffic. The RCMP said crews continued to clear the wreckage.
Winter storm warning for BC may mean that travel is impeded if you are heading West. Environment Canada has asked motorists to consider postponing non-essential travel due to the storm, adding that road closures are considered a possibility.
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