Graders and loaders are clearing priority one and priority two routes while sander/plow trucks and sidewalk machines are also operating on routes around the city. View information on priority routes on the City website.
Snow and ice control crews will remain in full operation 24 hours per day through the weekend clearing priority routes throughout the city, including the downtown area.
According to measurements at the City’s 18th Avenue Yard, snow accumulation has passed 75mm within the past 24 hours, activating council’s snow and ice control procedure, which includes the following goals regarding the clearing of priority routes:
- If at least 75mm of snow falls in a 24-hour period, the city aims to clear Priority One and Priority Two routes 48 hours following the end of the snowfall.
- If at least 120mm of snow falls in a 24-hour period, the city aims to clear Priority Three routes 72 hours after Priority One and Two routes are completed.
The City’s 670km of roads are categorized into three snow-clearing priorities, indicated by three colours on the City’s snow clearing map.
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.