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Calgary, southern Alberta battle icy roads during November storm

Click to play video: 'Winter wallop causing treacherous conditions on Calgary roads'
Winter wallop causing treacherous conditions on Calgary roads
WATCH: It’s been a dangerous drive across Calgary Wednesday after a significant snowfall to start November. Police are urging drivers to slow down and adjust to conditions. Ina Sidhu reports. – Nov 2, 2022

Winter has finally shown its true colours after a snowstorm hit much of Alberta Tuesday night.

The snow carried over to Wednesday, leaving many people in limbo as the roads were filled with slush and in some parts covered in ice.

Around 4:15 a.m., Innisfail RCMP reported a jackknifed semi on Highway 2 at Innisfail. No injuries were reported, though traffic was affected on both lanes for a good chunk of the morning.

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A snowfall warning remained for Calgary throughout the morning and afternoon, with roughly 10 to 20 centimetres of snow expected to fall by the evening, according to Environment and Climate Change Canada.

Total snowfall amounts in excess of 30 centimetres are expected, especially over mountainous areas.

The warnings ended for the City of Calgary just after 5 p.m., as the storm system swept east. Areas along the Saskatchewan border remained under a warning headed into the evening.

Early Wednesday morning, the City of Calgary said throughout the snowfall, city crews were continuously working on the priority routes, plowing snow and putting down material where needed.

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“Pedestrians, cyclists and motorists are advised to use caution while travelling as surfaces could be snow-covered and slippery in sections,” the city said in a news release.

“Additionally, motorists should slow down and watch out for trouble spots at intersections, on hills, ramps and bridge decks.”

As of 3 p.m., a snow route parking ban in Calgary was not put into effect.

According to Calgary Police Service, a total of 231 collisions were reported between midnight and 4 p.m. on Wednesday. Injuries were reported in 13 of those crashes, 22 were hit-and-runs and 196 did not have any injuries.

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ECCC also added visibility is likely to remain low throughout the day, particularly in exposed areas.

Click to play video: 'Calgarians face slow icy commute after heavy snowfall'
Calgarians face slow icy commute after heavy snowfall

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