Calgary starts work week with snowy driving conditions, collisions

Slippery roads in Calgary lead to traffic collisions, delays
WATCH: It was a brutal start to the work week for many Calgarians as slick roads led to fender benders across the city. Tiffany Lizée reports.

Calgarians awoke to one to two centimetres of snow on Monday, resulting in delays in the morning commute and slippery conditions all over the city.

According to the City of Calgary, crews were out plowing and applying salt to main roads and bridge decks, focusing on Priority 1 routes. Crews were also removing snow from city-maintained sidewalks, staircases, pathways and LRT platforms.

Emergency responders were called to a number of collisions as a result of the slippery driving conditions.

Calgary police said between midnight and 11:30 a.m., 100 collisions were reported in the city. Nine involved injuries and nine were hit-and-run collisions.

As of 4 p.m., those numbers increased to 218 total collisions; 14 with injuries and 23 hit-and-runs.

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Snow also delayed buses across the city.

More to come…