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More snow overnight creates icy road conditions for Calgary drivers
Published Monday, February 11, 2019 7:29AM MST
Last Updated Monday, February 11, 2019 6:58PM MST
Roads in and around the city are snow-covered and slick in sections and motorists are being advised to slow down and drive to the conditions.
The overnight snowfall reduced visibility in some areas on Monday morning and made it difficult to see the lanes on some roadways.
The light snow ended at about 8:00 a.m. but it will remain bitterly cold for the rest of the day.
The AMA says it has received a record amount of calls this month and that the wait time for service is currently about 16 hours.
The city says crews are out plowing the major routes and they are laying down a mixture to improve driving conditions on those roadways.
Drivers are being advised to give themselves plenty of time to get to their destinations.
Snow continues to fall resulting in snow-covered and slippery roads this morning. Give yourself extra time regardless if you are driving, walking or cycling. Crews are plowing the through-lanes on the major routes. All other roads remain untouched. Drive safe. #yycroads #yycsnow pic.twitter.com/phbRa1S98u— YYC Transportation (@yyctransport) February 11, 2019
Calgary and parts of central and southern Alberta remain under an extreme cold warning and wind chills in some areas will be between minus 40 and 50.
First responders say hypothermia and frostbite can set in within minutes on exposed skin and that people should dress warmly, in layers, and limit their time outdoors.
Symptoms of cold related illness include:
- Shortness of breath
- Chest pain
- Muscle pain and weakness
- Numbness and colour change in fingers and toes
WEATHER AND ROAD RESOURCES
For updated information regarding weather warnings and watches, visit Environment Canada – Public Weather Alerts.
Click HERE for cold weather safety tips for pets from the Calgary Humane Society
Download the CTV Calgary Sky Watch Weather App for real-time weather forecasts and video updates on conditions HERE.
For more information on the city’s snow removal process, click HERE.