Starting in Parkvale and Sunnybrook South, city crews are working their way through Red Deer’s residential roads, plowing snow.
As of Monday, crews began work they expect will take about 40 days to plow and windrow the 225-plus km of residential roads.
This winter has had an above-average amount of snowfall of 90 cm, 30 cm more than average at this time of year. Greg Sikora, public works manager, said there has been more snow than the past few winters in Red Deer.
“It is our responsibility to ensure there is access to all residential properties, not only for emergency services, but also waste management and local traffic,” said Sikora in a new release.
“Given the amount of snow we’ve already received and the snow we can expect to get over the coming months, plowing will put us in a better position to maintain residential access now and in the spring.”
Windrows will be placed next to homes with odd addresses, with some exceptions this time.
The city warns that this will reduce on-street parking, but that crews will do what they can to not obstruct driveways as a result of plowing.
No parking signs will be posted a minimum of 12 hours in advance of plowing. Residents are advised to pay attention to the times on the signs and make sure their vehicles are not on the street during the restricted parking times, or they will be ticketed and towed.
Parking on or beside a windrow can result in a ticket.
A snow and ice control map showing the six priority levels and their corresponding streets is available on the Public Works Department page at the city’s site, www.reddeer.ca.