March 17, 2016 - With yesterday's heavy snowfall continuing overnight, City roads crews will continue to plow, sand, and salt roads and sidewalks for the rest of the week.

As many as nine sanders and five graders were deployed across the City prior to 6 pm yesterday evening, when roads crews were required to cease operations to rest for a mandatory eight hour period before the 2 am plow. Four sanders ran through the night to ensure major intersections were sanded and to respond to requests from emergency services.

Beginning at 2 am this morning, full winter operations were in effect with as many as 22 graders and eight plows deployed. Mainline plowing is primarily complete and any outstanding routes are expected to be completed by noon today. Operators who have finished their mainline routes will proceed into their designated residential areas after 8 am.

Sidewalk snow clearing began at 3 am this morning, and completion of main routes is anticipated by noon today. This equipment will proceed into their designated residential areas when their mainline routes are complete.
"It is difficult to forecast when all plowing will be complete due to the weight of the snow that requires clearing, varying amounts of accumulation throughout the City, and the ongoing snowfall," said Brian Kral, Acting Manager - Roads. "We encourage all drivers, pedestrians, and cyclists to exercise extra caution on their commutes while City crews continue their operations."
For details on Winter Control Operations go to

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Contact: Brian Kral, Acting Manager - Roads Section, 625-2195