Spring snow in Calgary: Stoney Trail reopens after multi-vehicle crash

The eastbound Stoney Trail was closed for several hours on Friday due to a multi-vehicle crash near Symons Valley Road NW

The crash happened around 11 a.m. as a spring snowstorm swept through the city.

“Expect significant delays in the area, please use an alternate route if possible,” a City of Calgary tweet warned. @YYCTransport Account.

The road reopened around 1 p.m.

Environment Canada issued a snowfall warning for Calgary shortly after 11 a.m., warning that 10 to 15 centimeters of snow were expected to fall before the snow cleared in the afternoon.

“Rapid accumulation of snow could make travel difficult in some places. Visibility can sometimes be suddenly reduced in heavy snowfalls,” the weather warning said. “Take frequent breaks and avoid getting tired when clearing snow.”

The snowfall warning was canceled about an hour later.

Throughout the day, dozens of accidents were reported across the city.

In an email to CTV News, a City of Calgary spokesperson said that while snow was forecast for Friday, they hoped it wouldn’t pile up on the roads.

“Crews have turned to snow and ice removal operations and are currently clearing major roads,” said Tara Norton-Merrin.

She advised motorists to pay attention to hotspots like bridge decks, ramps and hills.

The City of Calgary has canceled all street sweeping scheduled for Friday, saying it would be postponed to june.

Norton-Merrin said he expects street sweeping to resume on Saturday.

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