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driving highway 22 in winter

Denver, Colorado
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driving highway 22 in winter

How is the driving during the winter between Calgary and Bragg Creek on highway 22?

Do they plow? Is it icy? Is there a lot of traffic during rush hour?

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1. Re: driving highway 22 in winter

In winter, it is usually dry and bare. Still somewhat slippery if temperature is below zero.

No rush hour on Hwy 22 unless its is a Friday night southbound or Sunday northbound .....

Plowed regularly as a public highway.

Edited: 19 September 2013, 05:26
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2. Re: driving highway 22 in winter

Welcome to TripAdvisor, im r!

That section of Hwy 22 can be a bit busy in the morning & evening rush, as there is a certain amount of commuter traffic between Calgary and Bragg Creek. And don't even get me started on Hwy 8 between Calgary and Bragg Creek, those drivers are nuts (JMO).

As Kottbullar says, it receives regular winter maintenance: plowed and/or sanded as necessary after every snowfall. Hwy 1 (Trans-Canada Hwy) has a higher priority when there is a heavy snowfall, but Hwy 22 & Hwy 8 are probably not far behind.

Since you're from Colorado, you know that you can't remove snow before it falls, so always keep an eye on the forecast and the road report.

Calgary forecast: weather.gc.ca/forecast/city_e.html…

Alberta road report: http://511.alberta.ca

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