Residential snow clean up about to begin

By Nigel Maxwell
December 3, 2018 - 5:00pm

Prince Albert residents who are fed up with slush covered or snow packed streets can breathe a sigh of relief, after learning snow plowing crews will move into the residential areas Tuesday morning.

They are scheduled to start in the West Flat neighbourhood, and then will head slowly east. The city's Roadways Manager Brent Kennedy told paNOW the trucks will follow the sanitation route.

"Years ago before we had street pick up, we used to start at one side of the city and just work our way through. And then the following time we would work the opposite way but now with all the street pick up, it's pretty hard for us to do that," he said.

Residents are reminded to move parked vehicles from the street prior to graders coming through. To assist, no parking signs will be put up in the neighbourhood at least 12 hours in advance of crews coming through. Those who leave vehicles on the street during plow times risk fines and towing. Fines start at $50. Towing charges are additional. Kennedy said all signs will get posted before 5 p.m. and crews will not work early morning hours.

"Most of the time we won't go into residential area until about 8:30 a.m. or 9 a.m. so they have a chance to move out and get to work," he said.

Residents are also advised residential plowing will result in snow accumulation along the curbs (windrows) which may impact on-street parking in areas.


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