Snow and ice make for slippery highway commute into Calgary

Highways leading into Calgary from surrounding communities were slippery with snow and ice early Thursday morning, leading to slow commutes and numerous collisions.

Mid-October snowfall slows traffic leading into the city, leads to numerous crashes

It was a slow go on Thursday morning along Highway 2 southbound near Balzac, on the way into Calgary. (Justin Pennell/CBC)

Highways leading into Calgary from surrounding communities were slippery with snow and ice early Thursday morning, leading to slow commutes and numerous collisions.

Alberta Transportation reports Highway 2 as partly covered by snow or ice all the way from Stoney Trail to Didsbury.

The same was true for Highway 1A leading into the city from Cochrane.

Meanwhile, there was a collision shortly before 7 a.m. in the northbound lanes of Highway 2 south of Calgary near Dunbow Road.

After that was cleared, multiple vehicles crashed in the southbound lanes in the same vicinity, further snarling traffic.

This is what Highway 2 north of Calgary looked like at 7:20 a.m. Thursday morning. (Alberta Transportation)

Three separate collisions also happened Thursday morning at the interchange between Highway 2 and Highway 2A by Okotoks.

Roads were in better shape in Calgary, itself, but many bridge decks, in particular, remained slippery.

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