Truck plowing on main routes, bus routes and collector streets continues Sidewalk plowing underway and back lane plowing starts Friday at 7 a.m. Released: 10:00 a.m.
NEWS @ A GLANCE:
Truck plows started plowing main routes, bus routes and collector streets at 11 p.m. Wednesday night and continued overnight due to snow and blowing snow conditions. The City of Winnipeg encourages the public to use extreme caution when approaching or driving near any snow clearing or sanding equipment and to drive to road conditions.
(for more details, please read the full media release below)
WINNIPEG December 13, 2007 - Truck plows started plowing main routes, bus routes and collector streets at 11 p.m. Wednesday night and continued overnight due to snow and blowing snow conditions. In response to additional snow accumulations and drifting snow this morning, a second round of truck plowing of these streets is continuing today and tonight and is expected to be completed by Friday morning. When completed, the conditions of the Priority I and Priority II streets will be reviewed by Public Works to determine if additional work is required. The condition of residential streets is also being monitored to determine ongoing plowing requirements.
Plowing of sidewalks is underway and today sidewalk plows are focusing on main routes. Sidewalk plowing will then shift to bus routes and collector streets followed by residential streets. It is expected sidewalk plowing will be completed early next week.
Plowing of back lanes will commence at 7 a.m. Friday and is expected to be completed on Sunday.
Sand truck operations will continue around the clock to address ongoing traction concerns on the roadways.
Snow hauling will be undertaken in the Downtown area tonight.
All public snow disposal sites are in operation.
The cost of these snow clearing activities is estimated at $1 Million.
The annual Snow Route Overnight Parking Ban, that went into effect on December 1, 2007, remains until March 1, 2008. Motorists should note that if they park a vehicle on a street designated as a Snow Route, that vehicle must be moved by 2:00 a.m. 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.
Winnipeg Transit advises that due to current weather and road conditions, Handi-Transit is currently experiencing minor service delays. Delays of up to 45 minutes can be expected during the afternoon rush. Customers who wish to cancel their trips due to the weather are encouraged to call Handi-Transit at 311 as soon as possible.
The City of Winnipeg encourages the public to use extreme caution when approaching or driving near any snow clearing or sanding equipment and to drive to road conditions.