More than 350 crashes in Edmonton after winter storm rolls through
Edmonton police received nearly 300 reports of collisions from Friday evening into Sunday afternoon.
Published Sunday, November 10, 2019 1:39PM MST
Last Updated Sunday, November 10, 2019 5:33PM MST
EDMONTON -- Winter driving conditions in the city over the weekend created havoc on roads, with nearly more than 350 collisions reported to Edmonton police.
The system brought rain into the city Friday evening before transitioning into snow.
By Sunday, approximately 15 centimetres of snow had fallen, according to a meteorologist with Environment Canada.
Between 7 p.m. Friday and 5:30 p.m. Sunday, EPS received reports of 363 collisions. The majority, 294, involved property damage.
Forty-six others were hit-and-runs and 23 collisions resulted in injury.
A seasonal parking ban was announced Sunday morning, with the city deploying approximately 100 plows to clear roads on Friday.
❄️ Seasonal Parking Ban - Sunday, Nov. 10 ❄️— City of Edmonton (@CityofEdmonton) November 10, 2019
Seasonal Parking Ban in effect at 11 pm tonight. Please remove vehicles from marked areas to avoid fines. Details: https://t.co/u8iNqGqLbm #yegsnow #safetravels
Bitter cold followed by warm up
Temperatures are expected to dip to nearly -20 C overnight Sunday. Factoring in wind chill, it will feel like -25 C.
The work week will bring a thawing to the city—temperatures are expected to creep up, with daytime highs sitting above zero well into the weekend.