Calgary digs out from unprecedented October snow storm

U.S. & World

A major early season snowstorm left parts of Canada under 9 inches of snow.

The previous record for Oct. 2 in Calgary was set in 1954 with only about 2 inches of snow, according to NBC News.

The snowfall in Calgary came fast and heavy, which made roads and highways slick for morning commuters. 

There were 103 collisions reported in the city between midnight and 9:30am, eight of which involved minor injuries, according to Calgary Police.

A total of 168 collisions, which included 14 injury accidents, were reported between 9am and 11:30am, according to police.

Crews in Calgary received assistance from nearby Edmonton, Red Deer, Okotoks and Medicine Hat. They brought additional plows and sand-spreaders to help make Calgary’s roads passable.

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