Over 150 collisions reported Tuesday as snow accumulates: Edmonton police

Feb 11 2020, 3:42 pm

According to Edmonton Police Service, 157 collisions were reported between 5 am and 4 pm on Tuesday as snow reduced visibility on the roads.

A weather warning issued by Environment Canada earlier today has since ended, but drivers are still being told to exercise extra caution when travelling in the snow.

“Motorists are asked to slow down and take their time getting home during this afternoon’s commute,” said an EPS spokesperson in a statement.

Of these accidents, 22 were hit-and-run collisions, 14 were injury collisions, and 121 were property damage collisions.

Up to 15 centimetres of snow was forecast by Environment Canada throughout the day, and more is expected throughout the week.

High winds of up to 50 km/h are also expected to hit the city Tuesday, and lower temperatures overnight could lead to tricky driving conditions into Wednesday.

EPS took to Twitter to remind drivers to slow down and give themselves extra time to get to their destinations.

“Make sure your lights are on and that your vehicle is clear of snow. Take extra precautions and drive safe out there,” said EPS.