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I wanted to share these links since my office receives a lot of questions about road conditions when a big snow storm hits, and where the snow plows are. The city has priorities roads when a snow storm hits, first the main roads like Memorial, MacLeod, Crowchild etc, with secondary roads in every community – to keep it simple if a bus drives by your home, you are on a priority route.
Areas not cleared by The City
The City does not have Council approval or budget to:
  • Remove snow on residential streets, and most roadways.
    • Residential streets are always monitored following each snow event; crews will level ruts and apply materials as needed
  • Clear sidewalks bordering private homes or businesses; this is the responsibility of the home/business owner
  • Clear back lanes or alleyways
  • Clear snow on engineered walkways: the pedestrian/cycling thoroughfares located between private properties, usually with a barrier at either end to prevent motorized access
Calgary’s Provincial Highways
Snow operations on Stoney Trail, Deerfoot Trail and Tsuut’ina Trail / Southwest Ring Road are managed by the province of Alberta. Visit 511 Alberta Road Report for current road conditions, or report a concern:
  • On Deerfoot Trail and Stoney Trail North, call Carmacks Maintenance Services at 403-543-8750.
  • On Stoney Trail S.E., call Mainroad Chinook Contracting at 1-877-898-7623.
  • On Tsuut’ina Trail / Southwest Ring Road, call Alberta Highway Services Ltd. at 403-212-0565
The city keeps a host of interactive maps so that Calgarians can see them all, and when they will be cleared. I will be sharing these and few others this week.
Click here for the map! 
Sean Chu

Sean Chu arrived in Calgary from Taiwan in 1985 speaking not a word of English, and within 7 years he was a sworn officer with the Calgary Police Service. From that point on Sean worked with the Calgary Police Service as on Officer for 21 years in a number of roles until 2013.

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