The City of Calgary is initiating the snow route parking ban starting at 10 a.m. Wednesday as city workers continue to clear the record setting snow dump the city saw overnight Monday into Tuesday.
The city said the ban would likely be in place for 72 hours, but could be lifted sooner.
City officials say that some parts of Calgary saw 40 centimetres of snow fall within a 12-hour period. The last time Calgary saw this amount of snow on Oct. 2 was in 1954.
The City of Edmonton has sent 30 plows down the QEII to aid with Calgary’s snow-clearing efforts.
According to Calgary police, 251 injury and non-injury collisions occurred between 11 p.m. Monday, when the snow started falling, to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday.