29 Dec Dec 29 Update Winter Advisory/Consultative Hinerval
The following is an update from the City of Ottawa Public Works department on the snow removal plans for today:
We currently have 10 -12 cm down across the City transportation network and expecting an additional 10 to 12 cm of snow throughout the day, ending later this evening. High winds & gusting winds will also continue throughout the day.
Presently Road and sidewalk conditions are snow covered. We are currently plowing all of our priority roads with all available equipment. Residents can expect some lanes to be cleared and others to be completely covered. There will also be large windrows of snow on the road across intersections and crosswalks. Our day shift will continue to plow the priority network.
Priority sidewalks have been opened up at least once over night over night. Our day shift will continue going over all priority and residential sidewalk beats again to clear them and apply salt and or abrasives.
Some sections of priority sidewalks and intersections will be partially snow covered from the roadway plows. These will be opened up as the sidewalk machines go through their beats today.
We will begin plowing residential streets this morning as this will be the first test for the “Where is My Plow’ app. A further residential plow will take place later this evening and overnight. The cleanup of all streets, sidewalks, bus stops, corners, activated signals and dead ends will continue all day and into the night.
Day shift staff will be staying until 7 pm and night shift staff will come in for 7 pm to continue the clean up over night.
TO CHECK ON THE STATUS OF PLOWING IN YOUR AREA – USE THE ‘WHERE’S MY PLOW’ web app here:
The following is a general schedule of snow removal during a winter storm