Crews with the City of Prince George are conducting snow and ice control operations on routes throughout the city following the recent snowfall.
Trucks and sidewalk machines are deployed this morning clearing roads and sidewalks. Crews are also using de-icing and traction material on priority routes, intersections, and hills.
Snow and ice control operations will continue into the afternoon and overnight with plow-trucks and sidewalk machines.
Park closures to continue
Due to snowfall, crews began seasonal closures at select parks and outdoor civic facilities on Friday.
The gates at the entrances to Connaught Hill are closed to vehicular traffic. The outdoor public washrooms at Duchess and Lheidli T’enneh Memorial Parks are also closed, as is Masich Place Stadium, including the track.
Motorists are 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.
Note: plowing around parked vehicles can slow down operations and create hazards for other vehicles by creating windrows in the street.
Further information about City snow and ice control operations can be found on the City website at www.princegeorge.ca/snow. Residents can also view an online video for an overview of these operations.
Citizens can keep current on information about snow clearing and other road operations by subscribing to the City’s News and Events service (select the “Roads” category).