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December 4, 2007


Handi-Transit service delays
Released: 10:00 a.m.

NEWS @ A GLANCE:

Due to current weather and road conditions, Handi-Transit is experiencing service delays of approximately 35 - 45 minutes.
(for more details, please read the full media release below)

MEDIA RELEASE:

WINNIPEG December 4, 2007 - Due to current weather and road conditions, Handi-Transit is experiencing service delays of approximately 35 - 45 minutes. Customers who wish to cancel their trips due to the weather are encouraged to call Handi-Transit at 311 as soon as possible.



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Major snowfall parking ban in place tonight
Parking is prohibited on Snow Routes from midnight to 6 a.m.
Released: 10:00 a.m.

NEWS @ A GLANCE:

To aid snow-clearing efforts on major routes throughout the city, the Major Snowfall Parking Ban will be in effect at midnight tonight. Motorists are reminded to “drive to road conditions” and asked to use extreme caution when approaching or driving near any snow clearing/sanding equipment.
(for more details, please read the full media release below)

MEDIA RELEASE:

WINNIPEG December 4, 2007 - To aid snow-clearing efforts on major routes throughout the city, the Major Snowfall Parking Ban will be in effect at midnight tonight. The ban prohibits parking between midnight and 6:00 a.m., on all streets signed as Snow Routes. The ban will be lifted at 6:01 a.m. tomorrow morning. The parking ban is typically in place for one night, but may be extended if necessary.

Truck plows began clearing main routes this morning. Ongoing plowing operations will utilize graders and front-end loaders to cut ice ridges and widen curb lanes on Priority 1 (regional) streets and Priority 2 (collector) streets. Plowing of Priority 1 and 2’s is expected to be complete by Thursday morning.

Public Works is continuing to monitor the condition of residential streets to determine ongoing plowing requirements.

Bruce McPhail, Manager of Street Maintenance, says "Clearing of Priority 1 and Priority 2 sidewalks is also underway, and plowing of back lanes will begin at 7 am on Wednesday and will continue until completed."

Sand truck operations will continue around the clock to address ongoing traction concerns on the roadways.

All public snow disposal sites are in operation.

The estimated cost of these snow clearing activities on P1’s and P2’s is estimated at $2.5 million.

Winnipeg Transit advises all routes are operational however citizens may experience delays of up to 30 minutes given current driving conditions. Handi-Transit is also experiencing service delays of approximately 35 - 45 minutes. Customers who wish to cancel their trips are encouraged to call Handi-Transit at 311 as soon as possible.

Plowing operations commenced in accordance with the Council approved Snow and Ice Control policy. Please see City of Winnipeg Snow Clearing Policy for further information.

Motorists are reminded to “drive to road conditions” and asked to use extreme caution when approaching or driving near any snow clearing/sanding equipment.

Citizens are encouraged to call 775-SNOW or visit the Public Works parking bans page for up-to-date information on winter parking bans.

Individuals are also invited to sign-up online for the City’s e-mail notification process regarding parking bans.



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Last update: 04.12.2007

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