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City Plows And Salters Out In Force And Will Continue All Night

Wednesday February 24th, 2016, 12:30pm

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The city of Windsor’s salting and snow plow crews are out in full force dealing with slippery and messy road conditions as Wednesday’s winter storm makes its way through the area.

Salting of the main routes began early this morning and will continue as long as icy conditions exist. Plowing will begin once the snow begins to fall and accumulate. An average route takes from 3 to 6 hours to complete once the snow has stopped falling.

Once the main roads are clear and only if more than 10 centimetres has fallen, the trucks will be redeployed onto residential streets.

The City is asking that motorists be patient when travelling behind a plow and give operators plenty of room. Plows typically operate at 40 kilometres per hour. Following too close to a snowplow can lead to poor visibility and vehicles risk being hit by thrown snow or rocks.

Residents are reminded that clearing of sidewalks abutting their property is their responsibility. As well, under the Highway Traffic Act and City of Windsor By-laws residents are prohibited from shovelling snow back onto the street while clearing sidewalks and driveways, as this creates unsafe road conditions for motorists. All sidewalks are to be cleared 4 hours after the snow fall and ice formation for commercial property owners and 12 hours for residential property owners.

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