Public Service Announcement - City Snow Removal Activated
City Snow Removal Activated
MOOSE JAW - UPDATE – 12:00 NOON: City crews are currently working on removing snow from Thatcher, Diefenbaker and near the Hospital. The snow appears to be letting up a bit and the City wants to ensure that the streets are clear in the high traffic areas.
City crews will continue to watch the snowfall levels and activate crews as necessary to ensure the safety of our streets. More comprehensive removal in other areas of the City will begin tomorrow at 5 am.
The City’s policy states that 15 cm of snow is required for an emergency plowing to be activated. However, this timing is affected by the type of snowfall (eg. light and fluffy vs heavy and wet) and other conditions.
The policy indicates that priority areas are cleared once 5cm has fallen, but that typically occurs after the snow has stopped (following morning).
The City currently have two sand trucks out plus a third on standby. Snowfall is being monitored and three graders and a front end loader are on standby.
The current plan is to have plows out at 5:00 AM tomorrow morning to clear any blocked areas and then proceed to priority #1 streets (Thatcher, Diefenbaker, Highland Rd, Main, 9th Ave. NE and NW, 1stAve. NE and NW, Manitoba Expressway, 1st Ave SE, Main S, 4th Ave. SW, most of Coteau, High St, Saskatchewan St, Caribou St W).
In the event the snowfall accumulation gets too heavy, the City will deploy clearing equipment sooner. Downtown sidewalks will be cleared tomorrow morning as well.
Citizens can watch the City website www.moosejaw.ca and stay tuned to local media for further updates.
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