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Stoney Trail reopens after multi-vehicle collision causes afternoon closure

Deteriorating driving conditions persisted throughout Calgary thanks to blowing snow and reduced visibility

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Blowing snow and reduced visibility made for a difficult afternoon for drivers on Calgary roads Monday, as a storm moved across southern Alberta, bringing with it high winds and cooler temperatures.

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Multi-vehicle collisions prompted Calgary police to close a section of southbound Stoney Trail early Monday afternoon between 96th Avenue N.E. and McKnight Boulevard. The road was reopened just before 3 p.m.

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Deteriorating driving conditions persisted throughout the city, with 511 Alberta reporting reduced visibility and partially or fully covered roads throughout the Calgary area.

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The snow is expected to continue into Monday evening, with about two centimetres expected. Temperatures are expected to reach a high of -8 C and an overnight low of -23 C. Wind coming from the north at 30 km/h with gusts up to 50 km/h throughout the afternoon is expected to lessen toward midnight.

Tuesday will see a 60 per cent chance of flurries with a forecasted high of -19 C with the wind chill approaching -31 C. The skies are expected to clear Tuesday evening for a sunny Wednesday that should reach a high of 2 C, with much of the same expected for the rest of the week, before the mercury dips again into the weekend.

ocondon@postmedia.com

Multiple crashes closed down an icy southbound Stoney Trail for several hours on Monday, December 5, 2022.
Multiple crashes closed down an icy southbound Stoney Trail for several hours on Monday, December 5, 2022. Gavin Young/Postmedia

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