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Due to the winter storm warning and to help keep people off the roads this weekend, the Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Drop-off Day this Sunday, November 6, 2022 has been cancelled.

Please use the Waste Wizard (Saskatoon.ca/wastewizard) to find other means of recycling and safe disposal. Common items including batteries, light bulbs, paint, and used engine oil can be recycled elsewhere in the community.

Thank you for helping us put waste in the right place!

Environment & Climate Change Canada has issued a Winter Storm Watch alert for Saskatoon for freezing rain, heavy snow, high wind and dropping temperature this weekend. This combination of weather conditions will cause slippery roads and sidewalks, visibility issues and possibly snow drifts on outlying streets.

*This report includes road restrictions on Priority 1 (high traffic, high speed) streets only. 
 
NEW 
 
IDYLWYLD DR N NB & SB VARIOUS LANES CLOSED AT CIRCLE DR E 
(Litter picking) 
Start: November 7, 9:00 a.m. End: November 7, 3:00 p.m. 
 
CIRCLE DR E EB & WB VARIOUS LANE CLOSURES AT WARMAN RD 
(Litter picking) 
Start: November 7, 9:00 a.m. End: November 7, 3:00 p.m. 
 

*This report includes road restrictions on Priority 1 (high traffic, high speed) streets only. 
 
NEW 
 
PRESTON AVE S NB LANES CLOSED FROM EAST DRIVE TO ADELAIDE ST E 
(Valve replacement) 
Two-way traffic will be maintained in the SB lanes 
Start: November 5, 8:00 a.m. End: November 6, 5:00 p.m. 
 
WARMAN RD NB CURB LANE CLOSED FROM 33RD ST E TO EMPRESS ST 
(Manhole repairs) 

The City of Saskatoon has a new Waste bylaw. On Monday, October 31, City Council approved Bylaw No. 9844, The Waste Bylaw, 2022, which now has replaced the previous Bylaw No. 8310, The Waste Bylaw, 2004.

A survey conducted on behalf of the City of Saskatoon by Forum Research between February and April 2022 indicates that significantly more residents claim climate change is an important environmental challenge that must be addressed—an increase of 41% from five years ago.

The Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) pedestrian bridge will be closed starting Monday, November 7 at 8:00 a.m. so structural repairs can be completed on the timber foundation at the east end of the bridge. Work is expected to take two weeks to complete, weather permitting and barring any unforeseen circumstances. 

Direct service from the Special Events Stop (outside the 2nd Avenue Lofts at 23rd Street and 2nd Avenue) to see the Bryan Adams at  SaskTel Centre  on Saturday, November 5 at 8:00 p.m., is available at the following times:   

*This report includes road restrictions on Priority 1 (high traffic, high speed) streets only. 
 
NEW 
 
25TH ST E EB MEDIAN LANE CLOSED FROM 6TH AVE N TO SPADINA CRES E 
(Valve chamber access) 
Start: November 4, 7:00 a.m. End: November 4, 3:00 p.m. 
 
25TH ST E EB CURB LANE CLOSED FROM 1ST AVE N TO 2ND AVE N 
(Vault access) 

Tuesday’s weather consisted of a mix of rain and snow, followed by a drop in temperature. City crews were out all-night monitoring streets for icy conditions and applying salt (used to soften ice during mild cold temperatures) to improve traction. Crews focused on high speed and high traffic streets, intersections and bridge decks. Even with the use of de-icing material, extra moisture may cause slippery conditions during peak driving times, especially on bridges.

Currently there are 13 sanders out operated by City crews focusing on priority streets.