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December 9, 2013 4:05 pm
Updated: December 9, 2013 8:06 pm

Slick roads lead to multiple crashes in and around Calgary


CALGARY- Treacherous road conditions may be to blame for a number of crashes on Deerfoot Trail, including one that left a man dead.

Slick roadways throughout the city as well as just west of Calgary have caused multiple vehicles to collide and go into the ditch. Since 9 a.m., police responded to over 192 crashes.

Several crashes have been reported on northbound Deerfoot Trail near Airport Trail, including the serious crash on Monday afternoon. Police are asking people to stay away from the area.

Global Calgary traffic specialist Leslie Horton says drivers should also avoid problem areas like Stoney Trail, and be extra careful on exit ramps.

North of Calgary, RCMP warn the QE11 from Airdrie to Red Deer is in extremely poor condition and travel is not recommended.

City crews are back clearing priority one routes, and are laying a mixture of gravel and salt.

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