Snow-covered streets made for a slow drive to work for thousands of Calgary drivers on Wednesday morning.
Global Calgary meteorologist Jordan Witzel said most areas in the city saw about five centimetres of snow fall overnight.
The slick and snowy roads are thought to be contributing factors in a number of collisions throughout the city.
Calgary Police say there were 31 collisions between midnight and 8:30 a.m. Wednesday morning, including four involving injuries.
On Thursday, crews will move on to plowing, salting and sanding Priority 2 routes (roads which carry 5,000 to 19,999 vehicles a day) like Kensington Road and Acadia Drive.
On Friday, the city will then turn to clearing Priority 3 and 4 routes, which includes residential areas, school and playground zones.
If at any point snow begins falling again, the city will then start at the beginning, working to clear priority 1 routes.
To learn more about the City of Calgary’s seven-day snow clearing plan, visit Calgary.ca.
Homeowners looking to clear ice from sidewalks can pick up free sand and salt-coated gravel at most fire stations and City of Calgary Roads Maintenance district offices.
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