All main roads in Calgary have officially been cleared of snow: city

Oct 2 2019, 5:18 pm

Calgary’s roads are (almost) back to normal following the weekend’s record snowstorm.

A Wednesday morning release from the City of Calgary states that, as of 7 am, all main roads throughout the city have been cleared of snow and ice, and that they “do not anticipate the need to call a snow route parking ban” at this time.

Good news for those of us who generally park along the snow routes, as the last parking ban issued by the city resulted in nearly 2,000 tickets.

Calgary hasn’t entirely escaped the icy grips of Old Man Winter, however, as there are a few residential roads, park pathways, and sidewalks that have yet to be cleared.

Road crews are currently working on those remaining residential areas, while hand crews are clearing the pathways.

Even with around 25 cm of snow hitting the city over the weekend, it may all be melted away by the end of this week, as warmer weather is on the horizon.

Still, the city has offered some tips on how to deal with the melting slush that’s expected to plague Calgary over the coming week as things warm up:

  • Shovel snow away from the foundation of your home and window wells to prevent seepage into your basement.
  • Make sure your downspouts are clear and pointed away from your home/foundation.
  • Clear any snow away from the storm drains so we can avoid water pooling.

Oh, and you’ll want to make sure that the sidewalks adjacent to your properties are cleared of snow and ice, or you might just find yourself with a $250 fine.

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