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City crews plowing priority routes as snowfall slows

About 14 centimetres of snow fell on Calgary since Thursday night, the city reported. (Photo: Twitter@yyctransportation) About 14 centimetres of snow fell on Calgary since Thursday night, the city reported. (Photo: Twitter@yyctransportation)

Crews are spreading gravel on Calgary's main roads after the city received 14 centimetres of snow since Thursday night.

The city issued a statement early Saturday morning that its plowing focus is on Priority 1 routes Saturday, in addition to clearing pedestrian infrastructure, transit routes and bridge decks.

With light, intermittent snowfall forecast throughout the day Saturday, the city said it does not anticipate the need to call a snow route parking ban.

With no snow falling early Saturday, there was less havoc on the roads, although the combination of snowfall and freezing temperatures has created perilous driving conditions in some spots.

The city recommends drivers slow down, particularly at intersections, on hills, ramps and bridge decks.

A single-vehicle incident on Glenmore Trail and 68 St. S.E. was blocking the westbound right lane and northbound lanes around 8 a.m. Saturday.

A single-vehicle incident on southbound Deerfoot Trail and 17 Avenue S.E. was blocking the left lanes shortly after 7:30 a.m.

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