29 Dec Dec 29/30 Winter Advisory Update
Please find below the most recent update from city officials regarding the snow cleanup after today’s storm.
This evening and overnight
Approx. 25 cm of snow fell on the City transportation network in a 15 hour period (approx. 1am to 4 pm). Day staff have been plowing the arterial/major collector network throughout the day and continue until the shift change at 7pm. The priority beat network is improving as the winter event has slowed to flurries. Staff tonight will continue to concentrate on priority roads and sidewalks, along with clearing bus stops. We continue to work on residential streets and sidewalks which will have one full pass by this evening and will return in the morning to complete the next plow operation. With no established snow banks and this substantial accumulation covering all the curbs/edge of the road it’s taking extra time to plow so we are not damaging the boulevard. Windy conditions still prevail in the open areas and staff will plow and treat as necessary. Temperatures overnight -9C, wind chill -15C and winds out of the ENE at 22 km/h and gust of 35 km/h.
Day shift Wednesday December 30
Day shift will continue the clean up of arterial roads and sidewalks, gritting residential streets and sidewalks, clean up dead ends streets and cul de sacs, bus stops and scarify gravel roads as required.