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City of Guelph schedules overnight residential plow-out

A residential plow out will get underway in Guelph at 1 a.m. on Wednesday.
A residential plow out will get underway in Guelph at 1 a.m. on Wednesday. Global News

The City of Guelph says a residential plow-out will commence overnight on Wednesday.

The operation will get underway at 1 a.m. on Feb 13. and will continue until all roads, bike lanes, sidewalks and trails are plowed.

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The city is asking drivers to move all parked cars off of the streets so plows can pass.

“We appreciate your patience as we work throughout the evening to remove the snow,” the city said in a statement.

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A plow-out usually takes about 24 hours after the storm has stopped, but Guelph’s 660 kilometres of sidewalks and paths take about three days to clear.

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The city is asking drivers to stay away from plows and do not pass them.

Residents are encouraged to help clear sidewalks near their property and move snow away from fire hydrants and storm drains.