Better methods of plowing residential streets will be explored by City of Red Deer Public Works staff. (Advocate file photo).

Residential plowing begins on Monday

To get a plowing schedule go to city’s website at www.reddeer.ca

Snowplows are about to tackle Red Deer’s snow zones and residents are reminded to sign up for alerts.

The plowing will begin on Monday on Green Routes and Snow Zone H. Grey Route plowing in Snow Zone H is expected to start on Jan. 24.

Plowing will then continue alphabetically until all snow zones are completed. While plowing is underway, parking restrictions will be in place, which could last for several days.

“It should only take our crews a day or two to plow Green or Grey Routes in each Snow Zone, but it does take us a lot longer if vehicles are left parked on the streets,” said public works manager Greg Sikora.

“When we’re plowing Green Routes, you can park your car on a Grey Route, which is usually just around the corner.

“It is the same case for Grey Route plowing. If you really need to park on the street, you can park on a Green route. That’s why we don’t plow Green and Grey Routes in a Snow Zone at the same time,” he continued.

To get the latest on plowing schedules, residents can sign up for Snow Zone Alerts at reddeer.ca/notifyreddeer to get text, email or phone call reminders before plowing starts in their snow zone.

Residents can check the schedule online at reddeer.ca/snowzone

Look for signs at neighbourhood entrances and on Green Routes.

“We know it is hard to remember exactly when plows will be in your area, which is why Notify Red Deer is such a great tool for residents to use,” said Sikora.

“It takes just a few minutes to sign up and you get a text, email or phone call – whichever you prefer – to remind you to move your car.”

During Green Route plowing, residents will find no-parking signs along the street. Parking restrictions are in effect from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday to Saturday while plowing is scheduled. Vehicles left on the street will be ticketed and towed at the owner’s expense.

During Grey Route plowing, residents will notice signs at the entrance to their neighbourhood. Parking restrictions are in effect from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday to Friday while plowing is scheduled. Vehicles left on the street are ticketed and plowed in. Parking restrictions are not in effect on weekends.

“We are reaching out to residents to help us get residential roads clear as quickly as possible,” said Sikora.

“If we work together, we can get streets cleared and get out of your way fast. We are asking residents to be a part of the program and ensure the streets are free of cars before we head into your neighbourhood.”

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