Residents asked to move parked cars off streets by 2 a.m.
Guelph, Ont., March 1, 2016 – A residential plow out is scheduled to start at about 3 a.m. tomorrow morning and will continue until all roads are plowed.
Typically a plow out is completed within 24 hours. Drivers returning home Wednesday evening may discover a windrow at the base of the driveway or that the road has not yet been plowed.
To accommodate the plow out, residents are asked to move parked cars off streets to allow plows to pass.
The City reminds residents of the following to stay safe during the winter season:
- Allow for extra commute times and drive according to road conditions.
- Please be patient with sidewalk clearing operations. If you’re able, please help clear sidewalks near your property. Seniors and residents with a physical disability who require assistance shoveling can call Snow Angels at 519-822-1155.
- Keep fire hydrants clear of snow.
- Do not place waste on top of snow banks or on the road as these pose obstacles to the City’s snow clearing operations. Instead shovel a spot for your carts or bags, or place them in the driveway five to six feet back from the road.
- Help keep storm drains and catch basins clear to prevent flooding.
- To keep roads safe and accessible, do not park across from another vehicle or driveway, and whenever possible, move parked cars off the streets to make room for snow plows.
Get tips on driving safely at guelph.ca/seasonal/winter-driving-tips and parking information at guelph.ca/how-can-we-help-you/residential-parking-enforcement/.
The City’s winter maintenance service helps ensure community safety every day, and in the event of extreme weather. In preparation for the snow, City crews have prepared primary and secondary roads throughout the city by applying a salt brine solution. Crews are ready to respond as the weather dictates. Residential plow outs normally start later in the evening. However, due to the late arrival of today’s winter storm, the City has decided to delay the plow out until the snow has accumulated.
Continue to check guelph.ca, Facebook and Twitter for updates about City services that might be affected by the weather including transit, solid waste pick up, and others.
For more information
General Manager, Operations
519-822-1260 extension 2949