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Overnight rain and snow flurries may interrupt street sweeping

For immediate release: April 16, 2018 - 4:50pm

Environment Canada is forecasting freezing rain tonight and up to 5 centimetres of snow on Tuesday. Crews started sweeping off boulevards and high traffic streets on April 9, which will be temporarily on hold as they revert to winter road maintenance.

Road and sidewalk users are reminded to slow down and use caution in low areas where melted snow may cause icy conditions.

 What you can expect from us

  1. Roadway crews will monitor and sand high-traffic roads and priority streets, as required.
  2. Salt and sand will be used on shaded roadways where sun will not melt ice.
  3. Crews will be working to fill new potholes and repair rough utility cuts caused by excess moisture.
  4. City crews will continue to clear ice and debris from catch basins and culverts to allow for proper drainage of meltwater. This work will continue until the end of the snowmelt.
  5. Street Sweeping and pothole repairs will resume once roads dry up.

 How you can help us

  1. Move around with caution and expect slippery conditions to continue in shaded areas.
  2. Watch for pooling snow melt that can hide potholes on roadways.
  3. Report hazardous locations to our 24-hour Customer Service Centre at 306-975-2476.