Slippery and snow-covered Calgary streets slow Thursday commute
CALGARY – Snow-covered streets made for a slow commute to work on Thursday.
The City of Calgary’s Roads Department began clearing priority one routes on Wednesday evening, but advised that drivers slow down and prepare for winter driving conditions.
The Calgary Police Service said there were 64 collisions reported (including eight with injuries) between midnight and 11 a.m.
Snow is expected to continue falling through until Thursday evening.
“In total, most of the city will see amounts nearing 5 centimetres by the end of the day,” said meteorologist Jordan Witzel on Thursday. “We’re cold Friday and Saturday, getting more seasonal for Sunday and Monday. It looks like we may get a Chinook Tuesday and Wednesday that will bring a brief mild trend.”