City Responds to the First Winter Storm of Season
Heavy, blustery snow started falling in Regina on Sunday afternoon and is expected to continue until Monday afternoon. It is estimated that Regina received about 10 centimetres of snow so far.
During the storm, winter maintenance crews cycled through our major roadways, like Ring Road and Lewvan Drive, to keep major roads drivable by plowing snow and applying ice control at high-risk intersections. In addition, crews plowed and removed snow from the downtown to help ensure accessibility and drivability for residents.
This morning, crews plowed in front of the municipal election polling stations. While a slight deviation from our usual activities, it is important to ensure residents can have their say in our municipal government. As the snow is expected to continue throughout the day, crews will return to these locations later today.
Crews will continue plowing roads in a priority sequence starting with the highest traffic volume roads. Consider parking off street on major roads like Albert Street and Broad Street, as well as on Category 2, which includes higher traffic roads like Elphinstone Street, Broadway Avenue and Regina Avenue. This will allow equipment to access the curbs for a more uniform plow. Once it stops snowing later this evening, crews will return to the systematic response.
Some City services may be delayed. Recycling/garbage may be picked up later in the day and transit users should check Transit Live for any changes.
Use caution while travelling and leave extra time for travel. Plan your route by knowing the road categories. Visit Regina.ca/winter.
Slow down and be safe. Stay back at least 3.5 car lengths from snow plowing equipment.