Residential snow removal begins December 5

December 4, 2018

Residential snow removal begins December 5

County crews will start removing snow on residential streets on Wednesday, December 5, 2018.

Residents are asked to watch for large orange signs that state “Residential Street Snow Removal in Progress” that include dates for parking restrictions. Signs will be posted a minimum of 24 hours prior to scheduled snow clearing in each area. Parking will be permitted after the snow has been windrowed and removed.

With over 21 cm of snowfall in a short period of time, the County is following the unforeseen climatic conditions clause in its Winter Maintenance Policy. While enacting the clause is rare, the clause requires snow to be removed from all streets in a much shorter time frame (5 days) than in normal circumstances (12 days).

As a reminder, a Snow Route Parking ban is in effect until noon on Wednesday. Reminder that vehicles cannot be parked on collector roads until snow has been windowed and removed.

Reminders for residents:

  • The orange signs will be posted along collector roads in each neighbourhood and include a timeframe for parking restrictions. During this time, parking is permitted on collector roads. These roads are marked with permanent “snow route when declared” signs.
     
  • Vehicles parked on a residential road during the posted timeframe will be towed, and the owner issued a $250 ticket.
     
  • Crews will be working 24/7 so residents may experience nighttime noise.
     
  • Rubber mats, grates and any other materials at the edge of driveways must be removed, as they can interfere with snow removal equipment.
     
  • Parents are asked to remind children to stay off the windrowed (piled) snow for their safety.
     

The entire residential snow removal process will be completed within five days (by December 10). If there is snowfall during the process, and crews must attend to roads with higher traffic volumes, clearing in the residential areas will be delayed.

The order for snow clearing will be posted on the County website and updated daily with completed roads. Residents will also be able to monitor progress through online progress maps.

More information or call 780-417-7100.

Set in the centre of Alberta’s energy and agricultural heartland, Strathcona County is a thriving, successful and vibrant community of over 98,000 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 economic, governance, social, cultural and environmental sustainability, Strathcona County is committed to balancing the unique needs of its diverse community.

 

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Contact: Strathcona County Communications, 780-410-6595