Some roads and highways in and around the city were a little slick on Friday morning after a blanket of snow fell on southern Alberta overnight.

Snow started falling in Calgary and the surrounding area late Thursday, catching some drivers off guard.

Emergency crews were called to an eight car pileup in the northwest that shut down a stretch of 144th Avenue, from 69th to 85th street, for several hours.

No serious injuries were reported and the roadway was reopened later in the evening.

Police say there were 67 crashes in the city between 4 p.m. Thursday to 8 a.m. Friday:

  • 50 non-injury
  • 8 hit and runs
  • 9 involved injuries


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

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For updates on highway conditions, follow 511 Alberta on twitter, visit AMA Roads Reports and the DriveBC sites.

Download the CTV Calgary Sky Watch Weather App for real-time weather forecasts and video updates on conditions HERE.