City snow crews out in full force

 

City crews are operating on priority one and priority two routes throughout the city, including in the Hart, College Heights, and Blackburn. City of Prince George photo
City crews are operating on priority one and priority two routes throughout the city, including in the Hart, College Heights, and Blackburn. City of Prince George photo

Snow and ice control crews with the City of Prince George are in full operation this morning clearing priority routes throughout the city following the recent heavy snowfall.

Graders and loaders are clearing priority one and two routes throughout the green, orange, blue, and red areas as per the City garbage collection map. Sander/plow trucks and sidewalk machines are also operating on routes throughout the city, including in the Hart, College Heights, and Blackburn.

“City crews began depositing salt solution and traction materials on major routes and intersections yesterday afternoon, in advance of the forecasted weather system,” said Blake McIntosh, Manager of City Roads and Fleet. “We thank residents for their patience as we continue to clear routes and encourage motorists to drive carefully around road crews.”

According to measurements at the city yard and waste water treatment plant, Prince George received 85mm to 90mm of snow since the snowfall began yesterday afternoon.  This accumulation exceeds 75mm and classifies it as a Priority One and Priority Two “snow event” and triggers the city to deploy full snow and ice control operations, including contracted equipment, to clear Priority One and Two routes in the city within a set period of time:

  1. Priority One routes, including main arterial roads and the Downtown Central Business District, are to be completed within 48 hours of the end of a snow event.
  2. Priority Two routes, including all bus routes and all commercial and industrial areas, are to be completed within 48 hours of the end of snow event.
  3. Priority Three routes, including residential roads, are to be completed afterward.

Residents are reminded that parking restrictions are in place to help with snow and ice control operations. Please refer to www.princegeorge.ca/snow to learn more about winter parking rules in Prince George.

Learn more about City snow clearing at www.princegeorge.ca/snow.