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Winter weather is coming, snow crews are ready

Rain, rapidly changing temperatures and snow is in the immediate forecast, and City of Lethbridge snow crews are ready to mobilize.

Motorists are reminded to adjust their driving for winter road conditions and to remember that as the temperature drops, bridges as well as on-ramps and off-ramps can become slippery. The speed limit on Whoop-Up Drive may be lowered to 60 km/h between Scenic Drive and University Drive in order to reduce collisions and enhance traffic safety. 

With this quick change in weather, we're providing the following reminders for residents:

Winter driving

  • Slow down and drive with care
  • Maintain a safe distance from the vehicle in front of you
  • Stay a safe distance behind snow plows and sand trucks and never pass these vehicles
  • During a snowfall event, initial sanding, salting, and snow plowing efforts will focus on Priority 1 routes, the busiest arterial roads, throughout the city including Whoop-Up Drive, Mayor Magrath Drive and Scenic Drive. The City typically does not plow residential roads unless they are impassible for emergency vehicles and the general public with properly equipped vehicles. All sanding, snow removal and snow plowing routes are available at

Snow around your residence

  • Help us keep neighbourhood roads safe by piling snow from driveways or sidewalks onto your property or onto boulevards, not on the road. This will help reduce the ruts that motorists can encounter.
  • If you have elderly neighbours, please be a snow angel and help shovel their sidewalk.

More information on the City's Snow and Ice Control program is available online at:

For Public Inquiries:

Call 311 |  Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.