Residential Road Snow Plow Starts Saturday January 15 **UPDATED***
UPDATED: The Residential Roads Snow Plow scheduled for January 14 in the neighbourhoods of Belvedere/Rosemont, Transcona, The Creeks and Greens on Gardiner has been postponed. New dates to be posted soon. All other residential roads are expected to be plowed as scheduled, beginning January 15.
Plowing will take place between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. every day over the next 12 days, weather permitting. Details are available at Regina.ca/winter including an updated and easier to use plow schedule map. Residential streets that were completed as part of the Residential Road Snow Plow that began in December will not be plowed again at this time.
With the weather forecast changing rapidly, should Regina receive snowfall five centimetres or more, a systematic plow will be required. This means crews will be reassigned to complete plowing and applying ice control starting with high-volume, high-speed roads, followed by transit routes, collector and arterial roads, as well removing snow ridges from school loading zones. In addition, City crews will clear sidewalks adjacent to City facilities, parks and transit stops.
Residents can help crews get the Residential Road Snow Plow done by following these tips:
Know when your neighbourhood is going to be plowed:
- We have divided the community into sectors. Check the map on ca/winter to find out when crews will be plowing in your sector.
- Some sectors have been split into more than one plow day to ensure waste collection pickups are not affected. Check the schedule carefully.
- The schedule could change depending on weather or other unforeseen circumstances. Check the schedule frequently.
Move your vehicle for safer and more effective plowing operations:
- On your plow day, please do not park on the street between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m.
- Be neighbourly and share your driveway when possible.
- Crews will not return if vehicles have not been moved.
Expect snow ridges:
- Snow ridges will be left along the curb and around vehicles 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.
- Use caution while travelling city roads and near snow equipment.
- Stay back at least 3.5 car lengths – or 15 metres –– 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 cooperation and patience.