Residential street clearing starts November 19
November 16, 2012
Snowplows will start work on residential streets Monday, November 19. Clearing Priority 4 (P4) streets is typically dictated by the thickness of the snowpack (compacted snow 10 centimetres) on driving lanes. The unusual winter storm of rain and snow that started November 7 followed by this week’s warming trend; however, has made it necessary to clear them.
“A thick layer of ice topped by about 30 centimetres of snow created some huge challenges for our snow clearing crews over the past week,” says Ian Gray, director of Transportation and Agriculture Services. “With the completion of Priority 3 roads in the County we will now begin clearing the mushy snow condition that continues to plague drivers on our residential (P4) streets.”
Progress to completion will depend on weather. It will take about two weeks for crews to clear all of P4 streets in Sherwood Park. If there is additional snowfall and crews must attend to roads with higher traffic volumes, clearing in the residential areas will be delayed.
Reminders for residents
- No-parking signs will be posted at the entrance to neighbourhoods when snow clearing is about to start in the area. Once the signs are up, residents must remove their vehicles from the street. If any vehicle must be towed, it will be tagged ($250 fine) and moved to the nearest cleared road or parking lot.
- Rubber mats, grates and any other materials at the edge of driveways must be removed, since they can interfere with snow clearing equipment. As well, snow must not be shovelled onto streets.
- Parents are asked to remind children to stay off the windrowed (piled) snow for their safety.
- Snow in cul-de-sacs will be piled temporarily and removed as quickly as possible.
- When snow is being cleared on a waste-collection day, roll-out carts are to be placed at the end of the driveway, not on the road or sidewalk.
“We know that everyone will be looking forward to having their street cleared so they no longer have to deal with these abnormal conditions,” says Mayor Osinchuk. “We thank residents for their patience while we clear neighbourhoods.”
Further information or residents can call the 24-hour road maintenance line at 780-417-7100.
Set in the centre of Alberta’s energy and agricultural heartland, Strathcona County is a young, successful and vibrant community of more than 92,000 residents. Strathcona County is made up of the urban area of Sherwood Park and a large adjacent rural area of farms, acreages and smaller hamlets. It is home to 75 per cent of refining in Western Canada. With a focus on social, environmental and economic sustainability, Strathcona County is committed to balancing the unique needs of its diverse community.
Mayor Linda Osinchuk, 780-464-8000
Last updated: Friday, November 16, 2012
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