Snow removal continues on residential streets, sidewalks, bus stops

Guelph, ON, February 2, 2014–The City’s residential road plowing is about 60 per cent complete and is expected to wrap up at 1 p.m. today.

Sidewalk plows are out and will be clearing snow in residential neighbourhoods, at bus stops and major pedestrian crossings shortly. This cleanup will take up to five days to complete—without any no new snow fall.

The snow alert for Guelph has been lifted and no significant precipitation is expected until Wednesday evening. Colder temperatures are expected overnight, which will cause wet snow to freeze and crust over.

Road conditions as of 8 a.m. are reported as fair to good but wet.

Guelph Transit and the City’s recreational activities are operating as scheduled.

The City continues to ask for people’s patience and assistance in response to yesterday’s snow fall:

  • Snow removal is underway, residents can call 519-837-5628 to report a problem with road conditions.
  • Please move parked cars off the streets to make room for snow plows, and help keep storm drains clear.
  • Drive according to road conditions, pack an emergency car kit, and treat any non-functioning traffic signals like a four-way stop.
  • The City will clear sidewalks as soon as possible, and your assistance is appreciated. If you’re able, please help clear sidewalks near your property, and if you require assistance (disabled or elderly) please call Snow Angels at 519-822-1155.
  • In areas where the sidewalks have not been cleared, pedestrians and motorists are asked to take extra care to watch out for each other.
  • Please place garbage carts/bags at the curb on the morning of collection rather than the night before (waste must be at the curb by 6:30 a.m.) and leave room for snow banks caused by plows. Please shovel a spot for your carts or bags, and do not place waste on top of snow banks.
  • Check to make sure your 72 hour emergency kit is ready and well stocked.
  • Call 911 to report downed power lines, stay clear and be patient as crews respond.

The City’s winter maintenance service helps ensure community safety every day and during an  extreme weather event.

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