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Snow Plowing Update: City Dealing With Record-Breaking Snowfall

Wednesday March 12th, 2014, 3:13pm


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This winter is one for the history books and the City of Windsor’s plow and salt crews are out in full force cleaning up after it.

Environment Canada says the city faced its coldest conditions since the late 70’s this winter, and set a new snowfall record with today’s storm by beating the 225.5cm of snowfall we saw in the winter of 2004-05.

City of Windsor officials says plow and salting crews are presently working on main roads and are expected to remain on the main routes for most of the day.

Residential streets will be started later this afternoon or early evening. The City plans to send additional pieces of snow removal equipment including front end loaders, graters and backhoes to residential areas around 8pm this evening.

If you have a car parked on the road, the City says it’s helpful if you remove your vehicle to provide plow drivers with unobstructed access.

During the plowing process, the City says snow is pushed to the side of the road, and it may be deposited at the end of your driveway or sidewalk, dependant on the level of accumulation in the street. The property owner is responsible for clearing the driveway and sidewalk after this has occurred.

The City says be aware that under the Highway Traffic Act and City of Windsor by-laws, residents are prohibited from shovelling snow back onto the street while cleaning their sidewalks and driveways, as this creates unsafe road conditions for motorists.

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