City Prepares for Weather Conditions
Rainy conditions are anticipated today, followed by severe winds and blowing snow starting Tuesday morning and tapering off by Wednesday evening. During this timeframe, the City’s primary focus is to provide ice control on busy roads and intersections as well as monitor road sections prone to blowing snow.
During a snow or freezing rain event, ice control helps provide traction to improve driving conditions. Sander trucks will continuously monitor and apply sand/salt to the Category 1-3 road network which includes major roadways, hospital and transit routes, commercial areas, and near schools, as needed.
Residents are encouraged to take extra caution when driving. Slow down and be safe. Visit Regina.ca/winter to plan your route by road category.
In the event snowfall exceeded five centimetres, a systematic plow will begin on Categories 1 through 4 roads including expressways, arterials, hospital routes, high traffic residential roads and gravel roads. This plow begins once the storm has ended. In addition, City crews will clear sidewalks adjacent to City facilities, parks and at transit stops.
It’s important to keep your sidewalks safe for your neighbours and delivery personnel. The City offers free sand for public use. Residents should bring a scoop and a small pail, like an ice cream bucket, and take only what they require to ensure as many people can access the material as possible. Visit Regina.ca/winter to find a sandbox location near you.
Keeping sidewalks, gutters and areas around storm drains free of snow, ice and debris provides a clear path for melting ice and snow to enter the storm drainage system. With more than 22,000 storm drains in our community, the City needs everyone's help to keep the drainage system working. Safely chip away at ice or remove debris from storm drain before it becomes covered over with ice and snow while the weather still allows for melting. Check the map at Regina.ca/stormdrain to find storm drains in your neighbourhood.
Public and employee health and safety is the number one priority during severe weather. During significant weather events, City services may be delayed.
- Recycling/garbage may be picked up later in the day. During storm events, residents should store their carts in a secure location, close to structures to keep them from blowing away.
- Landfill may need to close if the wind speed or visibility exceed safety parameters. Should that occur, we will notify residents.
- Transit users should check Transit Live for any changes.