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After a major snowfall, snow is removed on a priority basis as follows:

Priority 1

Major Arterials; 100 St, 84 Ave, 68 Ave, Resources Rd, Hwy 40 - Wapiti Road, etc., and primary access roads for Emergency Services.

Service Level - These routes will be plowed when snowfall accumulations exceed 7.5cm and service will be initiated within 24 hours after the end of the snowfall event. The intent is to maintain the driving lane clear of compact snow.

Procedure - Snow will normally be plowed past the curb and stored on adjacent City owned boulevards. Certain areas will be plowed to the center of the road and stored in a windrow for later removal by truck.

Priority 2

Transit Bus Routes and Major Collector Roadways; Crystal Lake Drive, Mission Heights Drive, Poplar Drive, Royal Oaks Drive, etc.

Service Level - Routes will be plowed when snowfall accumulation exceeds 10 cm and after Priority 1 routes are complete and service will be initiated within 72 hours after the end of the snowfall event. The intent is to maintain the driving lane with 5 cm or less of compact snow.

Procedure - Snow will be plowed to the center of the road and stored in a windrow for later removal by truck or plowed past the curb and stored on adjacent City owned boulevards.

Priority 3

Roads in commercial and industrial areas not identified as Priority 1 or 2.

Service Level - Routes will be plowed when snowfall accumulation exceeds 10 cm and service will be initiated to meet this service level is within five (5) days after the end of the snowfall event.

Procedure - Snow will be plowed past the curb and stored on adjacent City owned boulevards. Some areas will require the snow to be plowed to the center of the road and stored in a windrow for later removal by truck. Windrows across driveway openings will be cleared.

The Highway 43 Corridor (portions of 100 Avenue, 108 Street, 116 Avenue and 100 Street) is under the control of Alberta Infrastructure and Transportation and will be maintained to the standards established through their maintenance contractors.

Download the Snow Plowing Priorities Roads (PDF, 956 KB) map for more information.

Last updated: 10/5/2017 11:53:24 AM