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City crews still digging out from 35cm snowfall

City 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. City of Prince George photo
City 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. City of Prince George photo

The snowfall, coupled with warm weather and then freezing overnight has left most city roads extremely rough. Be prepared to to be shaken around if driving off the main thoroughfares today.

City and contracted crews continue to work around the clock to clear snow from city streets, sidewalks, and civic facility parking lots, according to the city website. By the time the snow stopped  Saturday morning, public works reports that about 35 centimetres had fallen in the previous 24 hours.

Through the weekend, a dozen graders, seven plow/sanding trucks, 14 loaders, and three sidewalk machines will be operating during the day shift. Overnight, 10 graders, seven plow/sanding trucks, 10 loaders, and four sidewalk machines will continue to clear priority one and two routes, including the downtown. A city snow blower will also be feeding windrows into a dozen contracted dump trucks. Local snow disposal facilities are now open 24 hours a day.

Please remember that you can help crews by being mindful of their presence around Prince George and staying back enough to allow them to operate. Please also note winter parking restrictions:

Priority One roads and hills, the hospital district, and a number of other designated roads: On-street parking is prohibited from 10pm to 7am.
Downtown: on-street parking is prohibited from midnight to 7am.
Residential areas: on-street parking is prohibited from 8am to 6pm. Parking on the side of the street with odd house numbers is permitted from 6pm to 8am unless otherwise posted.

For more information about snow and ice control operations, visit www.princegeorge.ca/snow.

 

 

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