Residential street snow removal begins Tuesday, January 28

January 24, 2020

Residential street snow removal begins Tuesday, January 28

County crews will start removing snow on residential streets starting at 7 a.m. on Tuesday, January 28.

Residents are asked to watch for large orange signs that state “Residential Street Snow Removal in Progress” that include dates for snow clearing in the area when parking is not permitted. Signs will be posted a minimum of 24 hours prior to scheduled snow clearing in each neighbourhood. Parking will be permitted after the snow has been windrowed 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 snow routes (collector roads), which will have been cleared before residential street snow removal begins. These roads are marked with permanent signs that state “snow route when declared”.
  • Vehicles parked on a residential road during the posted timeframe will be towed, and the owner issued a $250 ticket.
  • 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.

Crews will be working 24/7, and residential snow removal is expected to be complete within eight days (by Wednesday, February 5). 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.

A schedule for residential clearing will be posted on the County website next week. The schedule will be updated daily with completed roads, and residents will be able to monitor progress through online progress maps.

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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