Snowy, slippery streets meet Edmonton commuters Tuesday morning
Edmonton road crews were out in full force Tuesday morning to sand and plow after the overnight snowfall.
Edmontonians woke up to a fresh blanket of snow, which led to slick streets during the morning commute.
Between 6 a.m. and 10:50 a.m., Edmonton police were called to seven hit-and-run collisions, nine injury collisions and 35 property-damage collisions.
By 4 p.m., Edmonton police had been called to 135 collisions:
- Hit and runs: 19
- Injury collisions: 16
- Property-damage collisions: 100
Anti-icer was reapplied to roads that were already plowed on Tuesday, the City of Edmonton said. Neighbourhood blading is not planned, nor is a parking ban.
As of 9:45 a.m., the Edmonton Transit System said most bus routes were running 30 minutes behind schedule.
A crash on the QEII south of the 41 Avenue SW overpass caused major delays for drivers heading into the city.
Edmonton police urged drivers to take it easy on the roads, properly clear the snow off their vehicles and be patient.
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Between three and six centimetres of snow was expected in the Edmonton Metro area overnight and into Tuesday.
A snowfall warning remained in place for some areas northeast of the city early Tuesday morning, where 10 to 15 centimetres of snow was expected. Edmonton was not included in the warning.
By 11:15 a.m., all snowfall warnings in Alberta had been dropped.
For an up-to-date list of areas under the snowfall warning, visit Environment Canada’s website.
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