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Updated: Snow plowing update - January 4

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Here's the latest from the crews on plowing progress, which will continue through the night:

The storm clean up is going very well.  All of our priority roads are in good shape, we have completed most of our residential beats and are very close to completing the rest of them. We have gone through all sidewalk beats at least once and will be redoing them all starting at 7 pm tonight.

We are still dealing with some icy conditions on some sidewalks and residential streets. We will continue to go through these areas and apply abrasive material to assist with traction.

We are expecting the temperature to drop to approximately -10 tonight. We will be focusing on going through all of our beats again to ensure salt and or abrasive material has been applied to everything.

The cleanup of bus stops, corners, activated signals and dead ends is ongoing and will continue overnight.


City staff have provided an update on plowing:

Update Winter Advisory:

Snow accumulation between 15-18 cm, staff have been working diligently on the arterial road network plowing and salting along with clearing sidewalks, road conditions range from partially snow covered to slushy and wet, residential plowing started at 5am this morning this will take approx. 10-12 hours to complete. Loaders and backhoes are in to clean up bus stops, dead ends and cul de sacs. Present temperatures -7 degrees.

Priority sidewalks have been cleared over night and will be redone when day shift starts. Residential sidewalk plows are clearing their beats and will continue until they are completed applying salt/sand/grit mix.

Day shift staff will be in at 7am to continue clearing roads and sidewalks throughout the day with night shift staff scheduled to be back in at 7pm.

Freezing rain started at 2am and will persist throughout the day today with a forecasted end of 5 pm then mixed with snow and flurries until 5am Monday morning.

There may be some residual blowing conditions in open areas today, high winds are expected late today with temperatures reaching a high of + 2 by mid day and falling to -5 by midnight.

Posted January 4, 2015