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Sunday January 5th, 2014

Posted at 9:43pm

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The City of Windsor says that Public Works Operations Plough crews and contractors along with support from Enwin trucks have been working steadily since Saturday evening with main roads being the primary focus for salting and ploughing. All Public Works and Parks staff involved with the snow removal effort are working 12 hour shifts with 24 hour coverage.

They report that residential ploughing will begin at 5am Monday morning with 28 pieces of additional hired equipment. As the main streets become cleared the 23 city salter/plough trucks will also be redeployed to the residential streets.

They city does ask that vehicles which can be removed from roads should be, to provide plough drivers with unobstructed access to roads.

They warn that temperatures will be dropping and roads will be extremely slippery.

The main focus of Parks will be to ensure all municipal facilities are accessible for residents. Parks staff began working 12 hour shifts Sunday night at 7 in an effort ensure municipal facilities are accessible Monday. Priority snow removal is given to emergency services in Fire and Police to ensure Public Safety. Additional priorities include Huron Lodge, Windsor International Transit Terminal, and other core community administration buildings. Snow removal will follow in arenas, community centres and all other municipal sites.

Residents and business owners are asked to do what they can to help keep sidewalks clear, but ask you to use caution and avoid placing snow back on roadways where accidents could result.

The 311 Call Centre opens at 7am but plough crews have their priority assignments, so any requests for ploughing should be saved until at least Tuesday.

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