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Snowfall warning lifted for Calgary, drivers reminded to be cautious

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Environment Canada has ended its snowfall warning for the City of Calgary and Rocky View County.

The advisory was issued Friday morning at the height of the heavy snow that tapered off in the afternoon.

Drivers were reminded to adapt their driving to the road conditions and to expect to encounter reduced visibility during times of snow.

According to the Calgary Police Service, there were 219 crashes reported in Calgary between midnight and 4 p.m. Friday including 34 hit-and-runs and 13 crashes involving injuries.

With the return of snow, Rocky View County Fire Services lifted its fire advisory for west Rocky View County and said all fire advisories and bans in the area would soon be dropped. Permit burning has resumed.

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For information on fire bans and advisories in other areas of the province, visit AlbertaFireBans.ca.

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Environment Canada issued a snowfall warning for the City of Calgary and surrounding Rocky View County Friday morning. Global News
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