As a result of the over-35 cm of snow Regina has seen since March 3, city crews will begin a residential snow plow to the Category 5 roads beginning Thursday, March 8.
Crews will plow residential streets between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. every day until complete. The process is expected to take up to two weeks.
“We’re looking at focusing on [plowing the roads] during the day when most people are at work. It’s more convenient for the residents that way and there will be less vehicles to move which makes our operation a lot more efficient,” says Norman Kyle, Regina’s director of roadways and transportation.
The city reminds residents that they can help the plow be more efficient and effective by following these tips:
- Know when your sector is going to be plowed.
The community has been divided into sectors to accomplish plowing more than 500 km of residential roads. You can find out which sector you are in here.
- Move your vehicle.
Do not park on the street between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. on the day your sector is scheduled for plowing. This allows plowing operations to be safer and more effective as the city will not have to work around vehicles on the road.
- Expect snow ridges.
Snow ridges will be left behind by the plow equipment, however, by moving your vehicle, the ridge can be more consistent along the parking lane rather than along the driving lane.
- Be safe.
Use caution while travelling city roads and near snow clearing equipment. Stay back at least 15 m., or 3.5 car lengths from the equipment. If you see a group of graders and trucks working in a staggered formation, do not weave in and out of the equipment for your safety and the safety of crews.