City And Contract Crews Ready For The Snow

Friday January 17th, 2020

Posted at 12:57pm

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City of Windsor Public Works crews and contractors are ready for this weekends show.

City staff monitor weather forecasts and begin salting, when required, to help ensure roads remain as safe as possible. Plowing starts once the snowfall accumulation reaches five centimetres, and an average route takes from three to six hours to complete once the snow has stopped falling, depending on the time of day and traffic conditions.

Once the main roads are clear, and only if more than 10 centimetres of snow have fallen, trucks will then move into residential areas.

Motorists are asked to be patient when travelling behind a plow and give operators plenty of room. Plows typically operate at up to 40 kilometres per hour.

Residents and property owners are reminded that clearing of sidewalks abutting their property is their responsibility. Please be sure to remove snow completely from your sidewalk to ensure that people with mobility issues are able to pass through freely.

The city also reminds you that it is prohibited to shovel snow back onto the street while clearing sidewalks and driveways, as this creates unsafe road conditions for motorists.

All sidewalks in commercial areas are to be cleared within four hours after the snowfall ends and within twelve hours in residential areas.

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