Calgary emergency crews busy again with accidents

Calgary police along with emergency crews continue to deal with several accidents because of icy roads.

As of Sunday afternoon, there were more than 440 accidents reported to police.

One of the more serious occurred Sunday morning.

A car travelling northbound on Deerfoot Trail hit a light pole at the Beddington Trail N.E. exit around 10:30 a.m. M.T.

The two women in the car were taken to hospital. One is in stable condition while the other is in life threatening condition.

"With the assistance of Calgary fire, both patients did require extricaiton and were subsequently taken to the foothills hospital," said Stuart Brideaux who is with the province's Emergency Medical Services. "The driver, a female in her early 30s...serious potentially life threatening condition and the passenger a woman in her late 20s in serious but stable condtiion at this time."

Meanwhile, city road crews are doing their best to keep the streets safe.

Peter Jacoby, who speaks for Calgary's transportation department, says sanders and plows are on call 24 hours a day.

“We prioritize the roads based on the speed, the number of vehicles that are travelling on them and how often they are used at certain times of day and focus on the intersections, the bridge decks, on-off ramps and that sort of thing,” he said.

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