Record snowfall in Calgary Alberta


City of Calgary crews worked all night and into the morning to clear roads of heavy snowfall, but it will still be several more hours until significant progress will be made on Priority 1 routes, according to the city’s director of roads.

“All crews and hired equipment available have been working overnight and will continue until all routes and pedestrian facilities are complete,” reads an update provided to city council.

The city said the amount, accumulation rate and heavy moisture content of the snow means crews likely won’t be done with the major roads until late afternoon or early evening.

Snow route parking ban issued

A snow route parking ban has been issued, coming into effect Wednesday at 10 a.m. MT

The city will provide an update at 12:30 p.m MT today.

A record-breaking 15 to 25 centimetres fell in Calgary overnight, CBC meteorologist Christy Climenhaga told the Calgary Eyeopener Tuesday morning. The previous record for Oct. 2 was set in 1954 with only about five centimetres.

“But the all-time extreme record for one day in October is about 30 centimetres in 1914, so you guys are on your way to breaking that,” she said.

The snowfall came fast and heavy, which made roads and highways slick for morning commuters.