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Calgary drivers struggle with winter weather, over 260 reported collisions Saturday

Body shop activity and insurance claims are likely up this weekend.

Cold weather and a good amount of snow means a solid number of crashes on Calgary roads.

According to Duty Inspector Mike Tillotson, the weather meant another typical day of driving havoc.

“From midnight (Saturday) until 10 o’clock last night, there were 234 non-injury accidents,” he said.

There were also 27 reported injury accidents, but none were serious and some were upgraded to just property damage.

Police add there were around over a dozen more crashes overnight, but no exact numbers and they usually see these kinds of results when a blast of winter weather occurs.

It means another day for City of Calgary crews to get out and plow, focusing first on priority one and two routes, along with residential and transit areas.