Residential snowplowing begins this weekend

Red Deer motorists are being asked to move vehicles from some streets as the Red Deer residential snow plow begins this weekend.

Red Deer motorists are being asked to move vehicles from some streets as the Red Deer residential snow plow begins this weekend.

Vehicles in the way will be towed. Warning tickets will be issued to people who park on a street slated for plowing this time. The next time, a ticket will include a fine.

Snow plows were slated to work overnight from Friday through Sunday in downtown (snow zone D).

On Monday, plows will switch to the grey routes in snow zone B (Glendale, Normandeau and the Pines); and the green routes in snow zone G (Bower, South Hill and West Park).

By Tuesday, plows are expected in the green route areas of snow zone E (Clearview, Garden Heights, Michener Hill, Parkvale, Waskasoo and Woodlea).

Red Deer’s 11 snow zones are identified by letters A to K or by coloured routes green (feeder roads) or grey (streets with less traffic).

“In order to ensure that crews are able to move through the city quickly, we need residents to move their vehicles from the street when their snow zone and route is being plowed,” said Mayor Tara Veer. “With all of the tools we have developed for the new snow and ice program, we have made it easier for residents to find out when their street will be plowed.”

Residents can check the live map and schedule available at www.reddeer.ca/snowzone

People can sign up for snow zone specific email alerts at www.reddeer.ca/alerts

Information will be on the city Facebook and Twitter.

The snow hotline is 403-406-8796.

There will be signage at the entrances to neighbourhoods on grey routes, and sandwich board signs on green routes.

“We understand that the on-street no parking signage is different than in past years and that all residential streets are no longer individually signed,” said Greg Sikora, manager of Public Works. “For this residential plow, we will issue warning tickets for vehicles parked on grey routes, however, the next time around we will issue tickets with fines as per the traffic bylaw.”

For more information about the snow and ice program, visit www.reddeer.ca/snowzone.