City Begins Residential Roads Snow Plow
On January 14, Regina experienced a severe winter storm. City of Regina crews responded with a systematic plow of major roads and intersections, repaired damage traffic lights and signs due to wind, improved safety on transit routes and near schools as well as opened plugged roads due to blowing snow.
The storm left a great number of residential streets clogged with snow and ice. As a result, City and contractor crews will begin a Residential Roads Snow Plow on Tuesday, January 26. Streets will be plowed between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m., every day until complete which is anticipated take 12 days, weather permitting.
Regina has more than 500 kilometres of residential roads, and we know residents are working and staying home as much as possible to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The City expects plowing residential streets will be challenging. Residents can help this plow be more effective and efficient by:
Know when your neighbourhood is going to be plowed:
- We’ve divided the community into sectors. Find your sector at Reginaca/winter.
- Check the schedule so you know when crews will be plowing in your area. Also watch for the electronic message boards placed at high-volume access points of your neighbourhood.
- Some areas have been split into more than one plow day to ensure waste collection pickups are not affected.
- Understand that the schedule could change depending on weather or other unforeseen circumstances.
Move your vehicle:
- On your plow day, do not park on the street between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m.
- This allows safer and more effective plowing operations as we don’t have to work around vehicles on the road.
- Be neighbourly and offer to share your driveway when possible.
Expect snow ridges:
- Snow ridges will be left along the curb and around vehicles left parked on the street.
- While all efforts are made to minimize snow ridges, the result is dependent on the amount of snow being plowed and the number of parked vehicles or obstacles the equipment must plow around.
- Crews will not come back to plow if vehicles have not been moved.
- Use caution while travelling city roads and near snow equipment.
- Stay back at least 15 metres – or 3.5 car lengths – from the equipment.
- For your safety and the safety of crews, if you see a group of graders and trucks working in a staggered formation, do not drive in between the equipment.
We thank residents for their patience.
Find your sector and schedule at Regina.ca/winter.