Calgary news, weather and traffic for Feb. 29

Here's what you need to know as you head out for your morning commute in Calgary.

Roads and highways slick throughout southern Alberta


Good morning, Calgary! It's –11 C with light snow reported at the airport at 7 a.m. Here's what's happening in Calgary on this leap day.


It's –11 C in Calgary with a windchill of –19 C. The winds are from the southeast at 19 km/h.

The light snow that started falling last night is expected to continue throughout the morning, with winds gusting at times to 40 km/h. We're expecting to hit a high of –1 C later this afternoon. 

Overnight, the low will drop to –6 C. Tomorrow, it'll be cloudy with a high of –4 C.


Roads in Calgary throughout southern Alberta are in poor shape this morning due to last night's freezing rain. Drive carefully this morning, especially on bridge decks and off-ramps.

In the southeast, there's a collision in the intersection of Anderson Road and Bonaventure Drive.

Also in the southeast, there's also a collision on eastbound Glenmore Trail approaching Deerfoot Trail, blocking the right lane.

There's also a two vehicle incident at Ogden Rd at 74th Avenue S.E.

If you see anything happening on Calgary roads or southern Alberta highways, you can give Calgary Eyeopener traffic reporter Angela Knight a call at #1010, *1010 or 403-521-1010. You can also send a tweet to @CalgaryCommute.

News headlines

The father and sister of Andrew Murraywill testify at his sentencing hearingtoday. Murray shot and killed his mother after days of hearing voices in his head on the Thanksgiving weekend in 2013. He called 911 and waited outside her home for emergency responders to arrive. He pleaded guilty to manslaughter last June. A forensic psychiatric assessment found Murray suffered an alcohol-induced psychotic disorder brought on by withdrawal at the time of the killing.

Those applying for income support these days in Calgary are facinglong lineups or getting turned away at the door. People who can't work or who've fallen on hard times can apply for help with their rent, food and health benefits at three different Alberta Works offices in Calgary. According to a provincial spokesperson, Alberta Works has seen a 20 per cent increase in caseloads within the past year at all of its offices.

Chelsea Carey's rink from the Glencoe Curling Club here in Calgary defeated Thunder Bay's Krista McCarville 7-6 on Sunday to win the Canadian women's curling championship. Carey's rink will represent Canada at next month's women's world curling championship in Swift Current, Sask.

On your radio

David Gray and Angela Knight host the Monday morning edition of the Calgary Eyeopener on CBC Radio One from 6 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. They'll have all your news, weather, traffic, sports and business throughout the morning — you can tune in at 1010 AM, 99.1 FM, online at or through the CBC Radio app.

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