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Residential plowing to begin next week

November 9, 2022 12:40 PM
(Red Deer, Alberta)

City crews are removing snow from city streets after nine days of near-constant snowfall. At this time, Purple Routes are completed. Red routes and Snow Zone D (Downtown) will be completed over the weekend, and residential snow clearing will start on Monday, November 14, 2022.

It is early in the season for residential plowing in Red Deer compared to recent years. The snow fell on warm ground and created a layer of ice beneath it, which exacerbated the situation on our roads. With this in mind, The City is moving forward with a residential plow on Monday.

“Right now, crews are working around the clock to keep roads drivable. With minimal breaks between snowfalls, crews have found themselves circling back to start the process of clearing Purple and Red Routes before being able to move on to other secondary arterials,” said Halldorson “In the same way citizens have been circling back to repeatedly shovel their sidewalks and driveways, our crews have been circling back to re-plow bridge decks and priority roadways.”

Additionally, crews are sanding intersections, hills, and bridges as much as possible. This work will continue throughout the week, and into the weekend.

The current schedule for residential snow clearing is as follows:

Snow Plow 2022

Residents are encouraged to watch for no-parking signs on Green Routes and at the entrance to their neighbourhoods for Grey Routes and to sign up for Snow Zone notices at www.reddeer.ca/notifyreddeer to get text, email or phone call reminders before they need to move their vehicles off the street.

“We ask that citizens move their vehicles to make way for plows and equipment as this enables crews to move through neighbourhoods quickly,” said Halldorson.

Parking restrictions are in effect from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., daily while plowing is scheduled, and vehicles left on the street will be ticketed and towed at the owner’s expense.

The City of Red Deer has a priority-based snow and ice control program with specific triggers to indicate when, where and how plowing and sanding should take place across the city. There are many different types of roads, sidewalks and paths throughout the city that serve different purposes. The overall goal is to plow sooner, quicker and more often, within the budget provided. 

Residents are encouraged to contact Parks & Public Works at 403-342-8238 to report streets in need of attention.

For more information, please contact:

Community & Public Relations
The City of Red Deer

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