There were 75 car accidents in just 4 hours this morning in Edmonton

Jan 11 2018, 7:26 pm

Sure, dealing with one crash during the morning commute can be an inconvenience.

But what about 75 crashes in that time frame?

Such was the case in Edmonton on Thursday morning, where slick and icy roads led to accidents throughout the city.

Edmonton Police (EPS) responded to the flurry of incidents in a tweet.

By the time all was said and done, EPS said on Facebook that they received a total 70 “property damage” collision reports and 5 “injury” collision reports in 4 hours.

EPS also tweeted a second time, this time comparing drivers and the slick road conditions to a level in Mario Kart.

One officer got a little more personal, citing concerns that it was simply too cold for his colleagues to be outside and having to deal with the high volume of calls.

Other Twitter users had their own traffic advice.

Much of Alberta – including Calgary and Edmonton – is under an extreme cold weather warning from Environment Canada.

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