Due to recent heavy snowfall, crews with the City of Prince George are plowing priority one and priority two routes throughout the city today. Crews are also salting and sanding hills and intersections and clearing sidewalks.
Crews will be working 24 hours a day throughout the weekend and will be plowing the downtown area overnight tonight. Motorists are asked to use caution around snow and ice control equipment.
The city’s snow fleet is being mobilized along with contracted equipment to achieve levels of service outlined in Council’s Snow and Ice Control Procedure. This procedure categorizes the City’s 670km of roads and 184km of sidewalks into three priority groups:
- Priority One – main arterial roads, the downtown, priority hills, and the hospital district. These will be cleared within 48 hours of the end of a snow event.
- Priority Two – all bus routes that are not arterial roads and all commercial/industrial roads. To be cleared within 48 hours of the end of a snow event.
- Priority Three – all residential roads and lanes. Cleared with 72 hours after priority twos are complete.
The priority number for each road in Prince George is presented on the City’s website. Refer to this webpage https://goo.gl/V6J4O6 for information.
Alternatively, note that snow information is available from the city’s homepage at www.princegeorge.ca. Residents can sign up for snow-clearing updates on the city’s eNotify system which can also be accessed on the city’s website.