We apologize for any inconvenience that the cancellation of our Hot Flow at 6:15am this morning might have caused
We have cancelled classes for 9:30 am and 12:10pm today as the Hillsboro Tower has been shut down and has no power. We will keep you posted with updates as they happen. Please make sure to check back regularly.
For more updates from the City of Calgary, advisories can be found online at any of the below resources:
Please find information from CalgaryCityNews.com below
Due to the volume of information and requests, we are unable to respond to questions and comments posted on this blog. If you require immediate assistance regarding the flood situation please contact 3-1-1 or if an emergency, 9-1-1.
7:29 a.m., June 21, 2013Â ENMAX power outages
Power has been shut off in evacuated communities for the safety of citizens and first responders. However, Enmax is unable to isolate portions of the power grid by community and as a result Calgarians living in neighbourhoods bordering evacuated communities may also be experiencing power outages. Enmax asks for the patience of all Calgarians currently experiencing power outages.
6:29 a.m., June 21, 2013Â State of Local Emergency – Update
The City of Calgary remains in a state of local emergency due to significant flooding. The Elbow River downstream of the Glenmore dam is expected to crest early this morning. As flows stand now, it is anticipated Bow River water levels will stay steady. Water levels in both rivers are expected to remain extremely high for several days.
All Calgary Board of Education and Calgary Separate School Board schools are closed. There is no access through the downtown core via transit or c-train. Numerous downtown buildings have been closed including The Cityâ€™s Municipal Complex, Public Building and Andrew Davison Building. All Calgarians are asked to refrain from non-essential travel.
Numerous roads and river bridges are closed including:
Â Road closures
Bridges over the Elbow River
Bridges over the Bow River
Mandatory evacuations are currently in place for portions of the following communities:
To ensure the safety of citizens and first responders, gas and power is shut off to evacuated areas once they have been deemed cleared. Notification to all mandated evacuated areas has been completed. Any residents remaining in these areas are asked to self evacuate immediately.
Evacuees who cannot arrange for alternate accommodation can be supported with food, shelter, bedding and other essential services at one of the following reception centres:
The Southland Leisure Centre and Acadia Recreation Complex reception centres are at capacity.
Centre Street Church, 3900 – 2 Street, NE remains open as a day resource centre.
People can take their pets to the Animal Service Centre, 2201 Portland St. S.E. or The Calgary Humane Society, 4455 110th Ave SE, if they cannot arrange accommodation for them.
The City is asking all citizens to help the authorities who are responding to this emergency by observing these restrictions:
Call 311 only for flood related calls. Call 911 in case of emergency.
Please visitÂ Calgary.caÂ for current information.
3:45 a.m., June 21, 2013Â Road/bridge Closure Information
NEW Bridge closures
Macdonald Bridge, MacDonald Â AV â€“ closure being arranged (Maintenance)
9 Avenue Bridge, 9 AV SE/Inglewood â€“ water reaching bridge â€“ arranging for closure (Maintenance)
17 Avenue SE â€“ water hitting bridge (Carmacks being notified & Detours to close â€“ details to follow)
NEW Detours/Road closures
SB Macleod TR at 17 AV is flooded – SB Macleod will be closed at 12 AV
Bridge closures status
** All bridges on the Elbow River under review for possible closure
** All pedestrian bridges on the Elbow and Bow Rivers – being reviewed by Maintenance / to be closedÂ
16 Avenue NW, between Sarcee and Home RD (over Bow River) Â – closed
Baines Bridge (at the zoo) Â – closed
Centre St bridge under-deck Â – closed
Pedestrian deck under LRT bridge to Sunnyside Â – closed
4th AV Flyover – closed
Old Langevin Bridge Â – closed
Shouldice Bridge â€“ closed
85 ST Bridge, between 48 AV NW and Bearspaw Dam RD NW â€“ closed
Patterson Bridge, Macleod TR â€“ north of 25 AV â€“ closed
Victoria Bridge, Macleod TR â€“ north of 25 AV â€“ closed
SB Macleod Tr (Patterson) â€“ water hitting underside of bridge (flooding on Macleod Tr south of bridge – Detours closing road)
NB Macleod Tr (Victoria) â€“ water on bridge (Detours closing road)
9 AV and 7 ST SE, just north of MacDonald AV SE – closed
Heritage DR from Heritage Meadows RD to Glenmore TR SE – closed
WB Glenmore TR ramp to N&S Deerfoot TR – closed
4 St north of 26 Avenue/Elbow Drive – closed
5 St at 26 Avenue – closed
26 Avenue between 4 & 5 Streets SW – closed
Elbow Drive from 26 Avenue/4 Street to 32 Avenue – closed
EB Memorial Drive ramp to St. Georges Drive – closed
No access to Memorial Drive from the Zoo island. Â St. Patrickâ€™s/St. Georgeâ€™s/Zoo island access to south shore only.
EB Memorial Drive NW from 10 St to Edmonton Trail (west intersection) – closed
WB Memorial Drive NE from Edmonton Trail (west intersection) to 10 St – closed
Crowchild Trail ramps to Memorial Drive EB – closed
Emergency evacuations are underway in the communities of Mission, Elbow Park, Stanley Park, Roxboro, Rideau and Discovery Ridge, Cliff Bungalow, Victoria Park, Inglewood, Stampede Park, Erlton, Bowness, Sunnyside, Westmount, Montgomery, Bonnybrook, Riverbend and Quarry Park. Â These communities are closed to all through and local traffic. Â Egress only is permitted on all routes out of these communities. Â Detours crews are working with CPS to complete the evacuations.
M&R monitoring areas of known slope instabilities
3:25 a.m., June 21, 2013Â Evacuation information
Chapparal Valley – NOT evacuated
1:15 a.m., June 21, 2013Â Red Cross contact information
If you are concerned that family members have been evacuated and you are unable to reach them, please contact the Red Cross in Calgary at:
1:10 a.m., June 21, 2013Â List of City building closures
12:50 a.m., June 21, 2013Â CTrainÂ Service Disruption Due to Flooding
Due to rising water and flooding risk, Calgary Transit CTrain service is being limited to those areas not impacted by potential flooding, effective immediately.
In the south, CTrain service will run between Somerset and Heritage stations.
In the northwest, train service will operate between Crowfoot and SAIT stations.
On the west line CTrain service will operate between Kerby Station and 69 Street Station.
In the northeast the CTrain service will run between Franklin Station to Saddletowne Station.
CTrains will operate in both directions between the identified stations.
Service will be augmented by shuttle buses where possible.
These safety measures are being taken to eliminate risk to citizens by operating trains through areas where there is imminent flooding in tunnels and at switches in the inner city.
Calgary Transit apologizes for the inconvenience and thanks you for your understanding.