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City crews responding to icy conditions

Wed Jan 10 10:41:33 CST 2018

As a result of freezing rain on Tuesday afternoon, City crews have been responding to icy conditions continuously overnight and will remain throughout today. The City’s primary focus has been to provide ice control on arterial and collector roads and sidewalks that are the responsibility of the city.
As the entire City has received freezing rain, we are systematically working through the road network to address the current winter conditions. We are strongly encouraging residents to take extra caution when driving.

Sander trucks will continuously monitor Category 1, 2, 3 and 4 roads, and apply sand and salt to the road network as needed. Crews are also applying sand and salt to sidewalks that we are responsible for throughout the city.

Once Category 1-4 roads (arterial and collector) are complete and in good winter driving conditions, we will focus on Category 5 roads (residential) in a systematic fashion.

It’s important to keep your sidewalks safe. The City offers free sand for public use to keep your sidewalks and driveways safe. Residents are encouraged to bring their own container and fill it up with sand to use on their sidewalks and driveways. The winter sandbox can be found at the following locations

Al Ritchie Memorial Arena 2330 Lindsay Street
Cathedral Neighbourhood Recreation Centre 2900 13th Avenue, in the alley
Glencairn Neighbourhood Recreation Centre 2626 Dewdney Avenue East
Jack Hamilton Arena 1010 McCarthy Boulevard, by the tennis courts
mamaweyatitan centre 3555-6th Avenue, located across the field at 7th Avenue and Montague Street
Murray Balfour Arena 70 Massey Road
Northgate Mall 7th Avenue North and Lorne Street, by the recycle bins
Sandra Schmirler Leisure Centre 3130 Woodhams Drive
South Leisure Centre 222 Sunset Drive

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