Monday, June 24, 2013


How to help:

If you have general or donation inquiries, please contact the Red Cross at: or 1-800-418-1111 or at

Volunteers:7:45 a.m., June 24, 2013 Volunteer Call-out

Calling volunteers (and their smiles) to help welcome residents back to their homes starting at 10 a.m. on Monday, June 24.

The City is looking for volunteers (18 years or older) to knock on residential homes. You'll welcome your fellow Calgarians back into their neighbourhoods and help them transition back into their homes by providing information on flood recovery and other community resources available.

Please meet at McMahon Stadium at 10 a.m.on June 24.

Volunteers should bring appropriate footwear, bug spray, weather appropriate clothing, sunscreen, cell phone, water and snacks.

Once at McMahon Stadium volunteers will be asked to fill out a volunteer form.  Volunteers will then be bussed to different sites around the city and back to McMahon at the end of the day.  The day will go from approximately 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  

City of Calgary

Evacuation Lifted (re-entry information)

Road and Bridge Closures
Return to general State of Local Emergency information page

Road Closure Map

Updated 7:15 a.m., June 24, 2013


Bridges CLOSED – Bow River:
- 5 Avenue Flyover closed to the public (restricted access – Transit Only)
- Macleod Trail northbound and southbound bridges: restricted access (Transit Only) from 6 Ave to 17 Ave S
- Shouldice Bridge (Bowness Road)
- Centre Street Bridge: lower deck only closed (upper deck open).
- 4 Avenue flyover closed to the public (restricted access - Transit Only.)
- Langevin Bridge (Edmonton Trail) closed to public (restricted access – Transit Only)
- St. George’s Bridge (12 Street)
- Baines Bridge (Zoo Road)
- Bonnybrook Bridge (Ogden Road) working on Plan for opening on Monday June 24.

Bridges CLOSED – Elbow River:
- McDonald Bridge closed to public (restricted access only)
- 9 Ave SE Bridge closed to public (restricted access only)
- Northbound and Southbound Macleod Trail Bridges are closed to public (restricted access – Transit Only)
- Elboya Bridge – TI addressing washouts at approaches
- 25th Ave Bridge
- Mission Road/4th Street Bridge – working on plan to open Monday June 24.

- No access from Deerfoot Trail to Westbound Memorial Dr
- Lafarge Access Road Closed (East of Deerfoot Trail)
- Northbound Deerfoot Trail off ramp to Heritage Meadows SE, detour manned by CPS; To be replaced by Roads maintenance crew
- 5 St SW at 26 Avenue
- Elbow Drive north of Britannia Dr
- Heritage Drive between Heritage Meadows Road and Glenmore Trail SE
- Heritage Meadows Road between Deerfoot Trail and Glenmore Trail SE
- Macleod Trail S from 36 Avenue to the north - both directions
- 9 Avenue between 7 & 8 Streets SE
-12 St/Zoo Road between Memorial Drive and 9 Avenue SE
- Memorial Drive Eastbound closed from 10 Street NE to Deerfoot Trail, westbound from 12 Street NE to 10 Street NW
- Memorial Drive: Deerfoot to Edmonton Trail – Water still working on 2 river scour locations near the zoo with access to Memorial Drive.
- No access from Crowchild Trail to eastbound Memorial Drive NW
- No access from eastbound Memorial Drive to Saint Georges Drive NE
-Ogden Road SE from 16A Street to 50 Avenue (over the Bow)
- Ogden Road (Bonnybrook) Bridge and roadway – Ogden Road/42 Avenue Signal is out and will remain closed until early morning on June 24.
- 25 Avenue west of Spiller Road
- 9 Ave closed between 2 St and 3 St SE
- Spiller Rd from 25 Ave to 9Ave SE closed to public (restricted access only)
Westbound Memorial Drive Ramp to Northbound Crowchild Trail

Limit water use

City officials say water quality in Calgary has not been affected and there is no boil-water advisory in place at this time, but they are asking residents to limit water use. For example, avoid using dishwashers and washing machines and take quick showers and shallow baths.

"The very high river flows have resulted in high levels of silt and debris in the water coming into the city’s drinking water treatment plants," said the city in a release.

"This silt is starting to slow down the treatment process, creating a growing load on the filtration processes. As a result, it is taking longer to treat the incoming water which presents a challenge to meet water demand."
Get the latest from CBC News on the Alberta flooding


Calgary Transit is reporting several weather-related detours:

C-Train service in the downtown core has been suspended. Trains 201 and 202 outside of the core have limited service.

As of Sunday, Calgary Transit said there was no service on the following routes: 9, 17, 30, 31, 62, 63, 64, 66, 69, 70, 75, 89, 102, 103, 107, 109, 110, 116, 117, 125, 126, 133, 142, 145, 151, 181, 182, 300, 302, 305, 411, 412, 419, 439 and 502.

Routes on detour: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 10, 13, 18, 24, 33, 40, 72, 73, 112, 301, 405, 407, 408, B201 (C-Train Shuttle), and B202 (C-Train Shuttle).

For the latest on transit service, follow @calgarytransit or check for service updates at
Cancelled events

All remaining concerts and events of the Sled Island music and arts festival have been cancelled. It was slated to wrap up on Saturday with a concert at Olympic Plaza.

"Our commitment to the safety of the citizens of Calgary remains paramount. Please take care of your friends and family who may require assistance and stay safe," according to the Sled Island website.

The festival's office in Mission has been evacuated and organizers are asking for patience from ticket and pass holders.

Events cancelled:
Banff Marathon.
Sled Island music and arts festival.
First Street Market Walk.
Go Skateboarding Day.
Wing Kei Walkathon.
Allied Memorial Remembrance Ride.
Remington Race for Pace 2013.
Aboriginal Awareness Week.
Enbridge Ride To Conquer Cancer.
Relay For Life in Calgary and Medicine Hat.
MEC Paddlefest.
CBC's auditions for Recipe to Riches at Deerfoot Meadows Superstore.
United Way and UPS Plane Pull is postponed.

Bruce Burrell, director of the Calgary Emergency Management Agency, on Saturday said officials still hope the water will have receded to the point where there's time to go ahead with the Calgary Stampede as planned July 5.

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