What do you get when you assemble eight plow trucks, 11 graders, 22 loaders, one loader-plow, three sidewalk machines, 15 snow-hauling trucks, and a snow blower? That’s the total number of contracted and city equipment working together 24/7 to clear routes throughout the city since the recent major snowstorm began.
All of these crews have been working in full operations since last Friday, according to a city news release. The volume of snow the City of Prince George has received in the past week has meant that crews have had to return to plow priority one and two routes several times in order to keep these critical routes in a passable condition. Residential roads are the third priority. Learn more about city snow clearing at www.princegeorge.ca/snow.
Crews are continuing to focus on the downtown, the hospital district, key arterial routes, hills, and bus routes. Motorists are reminded to drive to conditions and to always use caution when around road crews and equipment.
Motorists are also reminded that parking restrictions are in effect from October 15 to April 15 each year to help with snow operations:
- On-street parking is prohibited from midnight to 7:00am downtown.
- On-street parking is prohibited from 10:00pm to 7:00am on Priority One roads and hills, the Hospital District, and a number of other designated roads.
- On-street parking is prohibited from 8:00am to 6:00pm in residential areas. Parking on the side of the street with odd house numbers is permitted from 6:00pm to 8:00am unless otherwise posted.
- Illegally parked vehicles are subject to a $50 ticket per offence and/or may be towed.
Plowing around parked vehicles can slow down operations and create hazards for other vehicles by creating windrows in the street.
The City of Prince George thanks residents for following its winter parking restrictions.
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