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City to begin snow removal Sunday


City of Red Deer crews will plow downtown streets starting on Sunday, and then hit collectors, transit routes and residential streets next to schools starting on Wednesday.

Snow removal for Priority 3 (downtown) will kick off on Sunday at 8 p.m. and will run overnight.

At 7 a.m. on Wednesday, city crews will begin removing snow from Priority 4 (collector roads, etc.) roads.

One work crew will start in the Kentwood area and work south, while another crew will start in the Vanier Woods subdivision and work north.

Depending on the weather, this operation is expected to run until about Dec. 21, with crews working six days a week, excluding Sundays. However, if Red Deer receives a heavy snow fall, Priority 4 removal will be postponed to focus on Priority 1 and 2 roadways.

Priority 1 roads are hills, bridges and overpasses, plus high hazard locations and access into Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre.

No Parking signs will be placed on the roads a minimum of 12 hours before they are plowed. If vehicles are left parked on signed streets, they will be ticketed and towed at the owner’s expense.

Residents are reminded to keep a safe distance from all snow removal equipment.

People can see the routes that city crews will be taking for Priority 4 roads on the city’s website.

A snow and ice control map showing the six priority levels and their corresponding streets is available on the Public Works Department page at www.reddeer.ca.

To report any unsafe roads, phone Public Works at 403-342-8238.

 
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