December snowfall breaks 112-year record
43.8 cm have fallen so far in December, according to the city
December snowfall in Calgary has broken a 112-year record, according to the City of Calgary.
The city made the announcement in a tweet Saturday morning after weeks of heavy snowfall left many residents complaining about the lack of snow removal in parts of Calgary.
"A total of 43.8 cm of snow has fallen in #yyc this month. We haven’t seen this much snow in 112 years!" tweeted the city.
Snow removal crews are currently focusing their efforts on Priority 2 routes, which include connector roadways, bus routes and roads that carry 5,000 to 19,999 vehicles per day.
As of 1 p.m. MT Friday, city officials said snow removal on those routes is 42 per cent complete.
Crews are also spreading salt to help melt snow and ice because of the relatively warmer temperatures.
As snow removal in the northeast moves along, the extra resources used in the area will be moved elsewhere to assist with road clearing.
- In the northeast, crews have now completed snow removal in Saddleridge, Taradale and Marlborough. Crews have completed 80 per cent of snow removal in Coral Springs and Mayland Heights. In Falconridge, Whitehorn, Martindale, Castleridge and Temple, crews are still working on maintaining roads.
- In the northwest, snow removal is complete in North Haven and Tuscany.
- In the southwest and southeast, crews are continuing to flat blade residential routes.