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City and Contractors Clearing Saskatoon’s Busiest Streets After More Snow

For immediate release: January 27, 2018 - 10:42am
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Another snowfall overnight forces roadway crews to restart priority street clean-up this morning. More than 5 centimetres of snow was added to the nearly 10 centimetres received Friday that City crews were halfway through clearing from priority streets and pedestrian areas.

While plows were out continuously along Circle Drive overnight, the high winds left snow drifts that will require more clean-up. This will be the priority for today, along with Idylwyld Drive, College Drive, 22nd Street, 8th Street and public walking areas. Dedicated bike lanes are scheduled to be cleared again tonight.

To keep drivers moving, 5 speed plows, 28 graders and 18 sanders are out day and night to clear all priority streets within 72 hours of the end of the storm. Please slow down and watch for blue and amber flashing lights that signal winter maintenance equipment is ahead.

 What you can expect from us

  1. Slow moving plows along Circle Drive pushing snow from the edges on overpasses and bridges.
  2. Graders lined up to clear snow on Idylwyld Drive, College Drive, 22nd Street, 8th Street.
  3. City and contract staff clearing public sidewalks and pathways, including bridge walkways.
  4. Sanders along high traffic streets and intersections to improve traction.
  5. All 3 snow storage sites are open for the winter season:
    • Southwest - Civic Operations Centre (Valley Road, west of the Saskatoon Landfill access)
    • Northwest - Wanuskewin Road (1.4 km south of Highway 11) 
    • Northeast - Central Avenue (3.8 km north of Attridge Drive)
    • The Southeast 8th Street site is permanently closed.

 How you can help us

  1. Please slow down and watch for blue and amber flashing lights that signal winter maintenance equipment is ahead.
  2. Remember to clear all residential sidewalks within 48-hours, and business sidewalks within 24-hours. 
  3. When safe to do so, drivers can report icy locations to the 24-hour Customer Service Centre at 306-975-2476 or email snow@saskatoon.ca.

For timely updates check the City website and snow and ice service alerts at saskatoon.ca/service-alerts and on Twitter by following @YXEServiceAlert.