Edmonton, Alberta — More than 300 crashes have been reported to the city in Edmonton, Alberta following the first major snowfall of the season, which began Tuesday morning.
On Tuesday, 227 people reported a crash to Accident Support Services International Ltd. (ASSI), which runs the city’s collision reporting centres.
Of those 227 crashes, 28 vehicles needed towing and 49 reported an injury.
As of noon Wednesday, 73 crashes were reported to the centres, including a three-vehicle crash at Anthony Henday Drive at Hayter Road which caused a backlog in traffic.
“The centres are going to be getting busier and busier,” said Stephanie Greening, ASSI’s Western Canada operations manager. “But we’ve done some good improvements over the last like six months to kind of prepare for this.
“We’ve added a queue system so that way, citizens can go online and kind of review how long they’re going to be waiting and have some expectations for when they decide to come report.”