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Green Routes scheduled for Snow Zone Plowing

January 31, 2018 1:41 PM
(Red Deer, Alberta)

Snow Zone plowing on Green Routes is scheduled to start Monday, February 5 and residents are encouraged to sign up for Snow Zone Alerts before parking restrictions take effect.

Plowing on Green Routes will start in Snow Zone F on Monday, February 5 and will continue 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday to Saturday until complete. Green Routes are plowed to bare pavement and the snow is removed. Vehicles left on the street will be ticketed and towed.

Grey Routes will be scheduled for plowing once the snowpack reaches 10 cm.

“High traffic volumes, coupled with warm and cold temperatures, have created tall ruts in the snow on Green Routes, making it difficult to drive in some areas,” said Public Works Manager Greg Sikora “Grey Routes are in better shape because they have lower traffic volumes, which leave smaller ruts. We’re monitoring the weather conditions and will plow Grey Routes once they reach a 10 cm snowpack.” 

Residents are encouraged to sign up for Snow Zone Alerts with Notify Red Deer to get reminders about parking restrictions during Snow Zone Plowing.

“We send alerts by text, email and phone before parking restrictions take effect. It’s a great way to make sure you know when to move your vehicle off the street,” said Sikora “Taking just a few minutes to sign up for alerts could save you from getting a parking ticket.”

Residents can choose how they want to receive alerts - by text, email or phone call, and which addresses they want to receive alerts for. Snow Zone Alerts are a free service offered by The City and residents can sign up for alerts online at reddeer.ca/snowzone.

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


For more information, contact: 

Greg Sikora,
Manager of Public Works
The City of Red Deer

Communications & Strategic Planning
The City of Red Deer

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