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City warns of icy road conditions due to snow, lower temperatures

 YYC Transportation tweeted this photo of a traffic incident on SB Deerfoot Trail at Memorial Drive SE, blocking multiple lanes. (Twitter/YYC Transportation - image credit)
YYC Transportation tweeted this photo of a traffic incident on SB Deerfoot Trail at Memorial Drive SE, blocking multiple lanes. (Twitter/YYC Transportation - image credit)

The city is warning Calgarians that snow and low temperatures could cause icy road conditions.

Snowfall started Sunday and is expected to continue into Monday, Chris McGeachy, a spokesperson with Calgary's Mobility office said in an emailed statement.

That snowfall, combined with low temperatures, may lead to slippery roads.

"We're reminding everyone to prepare before heading out on their trips, bundle up and leave plenty of time to get to where they need to go," McGeachy said.

Crews are currently focused on Calgary's busiest routes, including Crowchild Trail, Glenmore Trail, and Memorial Drive.

"We'd like to remind Calgarians to adapt to changing conditions. Low temperatures and blowing snow can cause visibility and icy conditions on the road. Be safe when you head out," McGeachy said.

Calgary has had one of its top 10 snowiest winters on record. Since December, roughly 82.6 centimetres of snow has fallen at Calgary International Airport, where the city's official snowfall totals are logged.

Over the last decade, only one winter was snowier, 2017-2018, when 86.5 centimetres fell between December and February.