When a severe early season snowstorm struck Calgary on Oct 2, 2018, the City was forced to call in reinforcements from neighbouring municipalities.
The reason supplemental crews were needed to deal with the record-setting powder was due to the fact that the snow clearing season hadn’t begun yet.
The City’s season for winter snow clearing runs from Oct 15 to May 15, and the storm came at a time when City snow removal contractors were still working on summer road projects.
“That snowfall occurred at a very bizarre time because we basically had contractors out in the field,” Chris McGeachy, a city spokesperson, said.
“They were rushing to get their summer construction projects finished before they switched over to winter operations. They were ultimately unable to abandon those projects and come and help us with the snow clearing effort.”
Oct 2, 2018 became Calgary’s 7th snowiest day of all-time, with records dating back to 1881.
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