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Calgary thanks Edmonton, other cities for pitching in after record-breaking snowfall

As crews from Edmonton, Red Deer, Medicine Hat and Okotoks made their way across Calgary on Wednesday, city officials praised their neighbours for coming to their aid to help clear the roads after a record-breaking autumn snowfall the day before.

Calgary Emergency Management Agency chief Tom Sampson said the move on the city’s part to call in help from its neighbours was a rarity when it comes to snow clearing.

“We’re now looking at these things and saying, when we have these large events, is there another way to handle it? Can we bring folks in to assist us?” Sampson said. “We know Calgary goes out and does that, so when are the times that we can call assistance in?”

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