Snow plows are running through St. Catharines after last night’s dumping of snow. About 19 are out on main and secondary routes today clearing things up for motorists and pedestrians.
The city is asking as they do their work that if you drive a car, please ensure that you try and avoid parking it on the road so that plows can move freely throughout the area.
Snow Plow Info:
The plowing schedule ensures that main roads are cleared to bare pavement before snow removal begins on other roads.
As for the designated secondary roads which are lower in volume of traffic and include connecting roads, they are maintained to a centre bare pavement condition and are the second priority after main roads are passable.
Residential roads include all other streets within St. Catharines and these are plowed and sanded as necessary to provide safe travel. They are only serviced after the main roads and designated secondary roads have been cleared to an acceptable level.
The City also offers a few other tips to residents that can assist them in getting the roadways cleared.
What you can do to help
- Report any slippery or dangerous road conditions to us as soon as possible. Call Citizen’s First at 905-688-5600 from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm and after hours at 905.935.3813;
- Whenever possible, refrain from parking on streets during a winter storm event;
- Pile all snow from your driveway and walkways on your property – not on the road. When clearing your driveway pile snow on the right side of your driveway if you are facing the street. This will help reduce the amount of snow pushed back into your driveway by a plow;
- Shovel the City sidewalk in front of AND beside your property as soon as you can after a storm event and apply sand or salt when icy, By-Law
2008-315 requires it;
- Keep fire hydrants clear and accessible as in the event of a fire, gaining access could be critical; and
- On your garbage day, place your garbage and recycling containers close to the edge of the road but not so close as to interfere with snow removal.
For up to date news on the snow removal process visit the City’s Twitter Account at://twitter.com/StCathRoads
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