The City of Red Deer has narrowed down its search for a new snow storage site to three locations.
Fifty-three spots were looked at for temporary storage before the top three were chosen.
Alberta Environment will review the short list and decide next week which one the city can use. At that point the city will work to make the new site operational as soon as possible.
The city temporarily closed its two snow storage sites to private contractors on Thursday. Snow clearing contractors were phoning the city looking for another place to dump their loads.
The city doesn’t want snow dumped at unapproved sites because of potential issues around drainage, dangerous debris and the environmental impact.