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Police reminding commuters to drive safe
A Calgary police cruiser rolled over on Highway 2 on Sunday. The officer inside wasn't hurt in the crash.
Published Monday, December 3, 2012 6:52AM MST
Last Updated Monday, December 3, 2012 11:26AM MST
Calgary Police and the RCMP are reminding drivers to take it easy on the road starting out the week after there were over 100 crashes, including a fatal incident on Highway 63.
Blowing snow created poor road conditions for drivers and contributed to nearly 130 crashes on Sunday.
On Monday morning, the Calgary Police says they has to deal with two injury crashes and 22 non-injury crashes.
One crash on Sunday involved a Calgary police cruiser that rolled over from Highway 2 just south of Highway 2A.
The vehicle was following a stolen vehicle at the time when it lost control on a slippery section.
The officer wasn’t hurt in the crash.
The road situation was just as bad in the northeast and areas west of Calgary.
Tow truck operators and emergency responders worked around the clock to rescue drivers and clear roads.
Sanders and plows have also been out to clear the roads for the morning commute.
In northern Alberta, a Manitoba man was killed in a head-on crash Sunday night while driving on Highway 63.
Police say the southbound semi truck crossed the centre line just north of Fort MacKay, hitting a northbound truck.
Police remind everyone to drive to conditions while out on the road and avoid unnecessary travel.