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Calgary motorists face slick roads, with conditions expected to improve through the week

Calgary motorists face slick roads, with conditions expected to improve through the week

“Exercise caution on the roads,” said Chris Wielka, meteorologist for Environment Canada.

“Everyone south of Red Deer should see some snow.”

The Kananaskis and Canmore areas are under a snowfall warning with an expected 10 to 15 cm expected to fall before Tuesday morning. Weather officials are urging people to prepare for rapidly changing and deteriorating travelling conditions. 

From midnight until 10:30 a.m., Calgary police have seen 10 non-injury crashes as well as three that resulted in injuries. 

“The roads are pretty slippery,” said Acting Sgt. David Fakas.

“On and off ramps as well as intersections get slicker and drivers need to pay attention.” 

Fakas said drivers need to adjust habits and change them for the road conditions. Drivers should leave larger gaps between vehicles and watch the roads closely during their commutes. 

Much of southern Alberta is being affected by a weather system that is bringing snow to the region, but the white stuff should taper off this evening, with possibility of it lingering into Tuesday morning. 

Calgary is expected to see improvement in the coming week, however. Wielka said temperatures could reach 16 C on Jan 1. 

kburley@calgaryherald.com

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