City crews are gearing up to remove snow around some schools in the city this weekend and perform spot clearing on some residential Green Routes next week.
“Extreme cold December weather with little snow and a warmer January, resulted in much of the snow accumulation melting on City streets,” said Doug Halldorson, Roads Superintendent. “Our usual program operates during business hours where possible, but school zones are a little different as we want to avoid delays as parents and busses drop off or pick up children and also any potential risks of kids playing close to where heavy equipment is operating.”
The current schedule for snow and ice control is:
Saturday, February 5, 2022:
- Mountview Elementary
- Vista Grande
- Eastview Middle
- Joseph Welsh Elementary
- Maryview Elementary
- St. Thomas Aquinas
- Annie L. Gaetz Elementary
Sunday, February 6, 2022
- St. Martin de Porres Elementary
- Westpark Elementary
- Westpark Middle
- Ecole la Prairie
- G.W. Smith Elementary
- St. Elizabeth Seton Elementary
Monday, February 7, 2022
- Nolan/Grant Street from 50 (Gaetz Avenue) to Taylor Drive
- Niven/71 Street from 50 (Gaetz Avenue) to 59 Avenue
- Nash/68 Street from 50 (Gaetz Avenue) to 59 Avenue
Residents are encouraged to watch for no-parking signs on their street and to sign up for Snow Zone notices to get text, email, or phone call reminders before they need to move their vehicles off the street.
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.
Crews are monitoring the snow pack on city streets and will determine if further plowing is required.
“We know that many residents are at home these days and we want to balance on-street parking and mobility for Grey Routes,” said Halldorson, “Windrows on Grey Routes can have an impact for residential parking so for now, we are going to continue to provide traction control on those streets and continue to monitor the need for plowing.”
Residents are encouraged to contact Public Works at 403-342-8238 to report streets in need to attention.