Modified residential plow out underway

Sidewalks are being salted and sanded

Guelph, ON, February 27, 2014 – The City has begun a modified residential plow out in order to deal with the buildup of ice on targeted residential streets. Streets with significant ice buildup will be scraped to improve safety for driving and emergency access. This work is expected to continue through Friday.

The modified plow out may deposit heavy ice in windrows at the bottoms of driveways. Those in need of assistance in removing the windrows, such as seniors and residents with physical disabilities, are reminded to call Snow Angels at 519-822-1155. Wherever possible, able neighbours are asked to assist each other with windrow shovelling.

In some cases, on-street parking may be prohibited for short periods so that the work can be effectively carried out. Cooperation in complying with these temporary restrictions is appreciated.

Residential sidewalks are getting a salt/sand treatment to assist with traction and safety. In areas where the sidewalks have not yet been cleared or sanded, pedestrians and motorists are asked to take extra care to watch out for one another.

Residents can call 519-837-5628 to report a problem with road conditions.

The City’s winter maintenance service helps ensure community safety every day, during and following extreme weather events.

The City will provide continued updates to the community, and invites people to subscribe to updates using Twitter or Facebook.

For more information

Rodney Keller
General Manager
Public Works
519-822-1260 extension 2949