Deerfoot Trail is closed in both directions between McKnight and Anderson due to multiple collisions and unsafe driving conditions, Calgary Police announced.
The weather has created poor driving conditions around the city, and police are advising the public to avoid travelling, if possible.
“The weather today is making the roads challenging for drivers, and we definitely recommend that people should stay home today if they can,” Duty Inspector Jim Shaw said in a release. “If you are out, please drive to the conditions. Slow down, leave lots of room between you and other vehicles, and turn your lights on so people can see you.”
“It has been a very busy day for us and all emergency services. There have been a lot of collisions across the city and we are all working hard to keep up.”
We are coordinating with Carmacks who will complete an echelon plow of the closed portions of Deerfoot Trail. This will assist in reopening Deerfoot Trail and improving the road conditions for the safety of motorists. #yyctraffic
— Calgary Police (@CalgaryPolice) February 3, 2018
If you do need to be on the road, however, police are giving the following tips:
Before you go out:
The weather here in Calgary is scary! You can’t see it but there is a car in front of us… I’d avoid Deerfoot if you can! pic.twitter.com/eg45JokE7d
— ⚓️ Geometric ⚓️ (@GeometricTrash) February 3, 2018
— Christa Dao (@ChristaDao) February 3, 2018
— CGD (@chaingunsofdoom) February 3, 2018
This is why Deerfoot is closed. Even with no one on the road and the plows going full bore the roads are still piling up with snow. pic.twitter.com/ippb1nHXQB
— Boo-Radley🍁🇨🇦 (@BradInYYC) February 3, 2018