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Calgary police urge drivers to be cautious after overnight snowfall results in crashes

ABOVE: Snow blanketed parts of Calgary on Saturday as a weather system moved into the region.

Snow that had fallen overnight created difficult driving conditions for motorists in Calgary on Saturday morning.

According to police, 20 crashes were reported between 1 a.m. and 10 a.m.

Several collisions occurred at various locations on Stoney Trail.

Police said bridge decks at the intersection of Stoney Trail by Deerfoot Trail N.E. were icy and first responders urged anyone who is planning to drive over the weekend to exercise caution.

“It’s a very obvious reminder as we move into winter seasons, or even fall; if we’re going to be having more frequent snowstorms where road conditions deteriorate, especially in the overnight hours… [you should] be very mindful of your driving in the nights and days that follow,” said Stuart Bideaux with EMS.

 

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Snow that had fallen overnight created difficult driving condition for motorists in Calgary on Saturday morning.
Snow that had fallen overnight created difficult driving condition for motorists in Calgary on Saturday morning. Global News
Snow that had fallen overnight created difficult driving condition for motorists in Calgary on Saturday morning.
Snow that had fallen overnight created difficult driving condition for motorists in Calgary on Saturday morning. Global News
Snow that had fallen overnight created difficult driving condition for motorists in Calgary on Saturday morning.
Snow that had fallen overnight created difficult driving condition for motorists in Calgary on Saturday morning. Global News

No crash-related injuries had been reported as of 11 a.m.

READ MORE: Winter storm, snowfall warnings issued for parts of southwestern Alberta

Calgary was under a special weather advisory on Saturday morning because of the winter-like conditions.

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On its website on Saturday, Environment Canada advised that “the first significant snowfall of the season will continue today and persist through Monday for the Foothills and much of southern Alberta.”

On Saturday afternoon, Environment Canada issued a snowfall warning for Calgary and said there would be heavy snow moving into the city on Sunday. For the latest information on weather alerts in Calgary and across Alberta, click here.

Watch below: (From Sept. 27, 2019) A blast of September snow is in the forecast for southern Alberta as a moisture-packed Colorado low mixes with cold Arctic air. Global News meteorologist Tiffany Lizée explains.

Fall just started, but winter moves into southern Alberta this weekend
Fall just started, but winter moves into southern Alberta this weekend

 

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