Wednesday Morning UPDATE: Winter Storm

Staff have been working throughout the night to continue the clean up.  Priority streets are in good shape ranging from bare and wet to slushy and partially snow covered.

We have completed plowing the majority of our residential streets.  There are a few areas that still need to be plowed and we have some streets that we were not able to plow due to parked cars.  We will have equipment out this morning to complete these streets.

Priority and residential sidewalk beats will have all available equipment out on them today.  Staff have been out all night working on these.  Residential sidewalk beats will be slow going as most of them have very large piles of snow from residents and contractors.  We will be deploying sidewalk machines with blowers to tackle the residential beats, we will be exploring all options to bring in as many resources as possible.

We will also be evaluating the winter cycling network.  The on street bike lanes are covered with windrows now, while the segregated bike lane and MUPs are open.

We will also be focused on opening up all bus stops, sidewalk corners, winter maintained stairs and activated signals.

Snow removal is being planned for the Market area, Sparks St, Albert St, Slater St and the MacKing Bridge. 

I am very proud of the hard work and dedication that all staff showed during the storm and the clean up process that lies ahead.  Staff will continue working nonstop until everything has been cleaned up.

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