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City Crews on High Traffic, High Volume Roadways

For immediate release: March 3, 2018 - 3:40pm
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Saskatoon is experiencing winter driving conditions including reduced visibility. Road users are reminded to adjust their speed and allow extra time when moving about the city.

The City has deployed the entire winter maintenance fleet along with contractor assistance to the highest priority streets including Circle Drive, 8th Street, 22nd Street, Idylwyld Drive and College Drive. Once the snow lets up, crews will complete final clearing of these streets before moving onto lower priority routes.

 What you can expect from us

  • Snow and ice may cause bridge decks, freeway ramps, overpasses and high-traffic intersections to be icy.
  • Crews will stay on high traffic, high volume roadways while the snow persists.
  • All priority roadways will be cleared within 72 hours of the snowfall ending.
  • All three snow storage sites are open for snow haulers.
  • Transit service alerts and real-time tracking information are available at SaskatoonTransit.ca and on Google Maps or Transit App.  

 How you can help us

  • Slow down and use extra caution in winter driving conditions.
  • Watch for blue and amber flashing lights on winter road maintenance equipment. If you encounter equipment on the road, slow down, remain at least 15 metres (2.5 car lengths) behind, and be ready to stop. Passing is not recommended and may not be possible.
  • When safe to do so, drivers can report icy or snowed-in locations to the 24-hour Customer Service Centre at 306-975-2476 or email snow@saskatoon.ca.
  • Remember to clear all residential sidewalks within 48 hours, and business sidewalks within 24 hours.