26 collisions reported in 5 hours during snow day in Edmonton

Jan 8 2020, 12:17 pm

A number of collisions were reported to police during a snowy Wednesday morning commute in Edmonton.

The pileup of snow on city roads lead to tricky driving conditions, leading to nearly 30 collisions being reported to Edmonton Police Service (EPS) in just five hours.

According to EPS, between 5 and 10 am Wednesday, total of 26 collisions were reported to police.

Of these incidents, three were reported as hit and run collisions, three were injury collisions, and 20 were property damage collisions.

“Environment Canada is expecting the snow fall to taper off across the city later today,” said an EPS spokesperson in a statement.

“As such, motorists are asked to be patient and drive for the slippery road conditions, during commute home this afternoon.”

According to Environment Canada, the snowfall warning for Edmonton ended at 12:08 pm MST, but the road conditions may still be dangerous for the rest of the day — and possibly the week — with freezing temperatures and more snow in the forecast.

Be safe out there, Edmontonians.