Snow removal on residential streets starts at 11 p.m.

Guelph, ON, February 1, 2014–Guelph has received 11 of the 15 centimetres of snow expected today, surpassing the 10 centimetre requirement for snow removal on residential roads.

The City will begin plowing Guelph’s residential streets at 11 p.m. and expects this work will take between 12 and 18 hours to complete.Snow removal and salting continues on arterial and collector roads. Sidewalk plows are working their way through main routes and will begin clearing snow in residential areas shortly.

Residents are asked to remove vehicles parked on the street to assist with these snow removal efforts.

Windrows of heavy, wet snow can be expected at the end of driveways as a result of the plowing.
If driving, exercise caution as roads are covered with wet slush.

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

The City is asking for people’s patience and assistance in response to this weather.

  • 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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