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Sand/salt mix now available

Wed Nov 28 12:11:06 CST 2018

Free dry sand is available for residents to help make their sidewalk safer through the

City’s Winter Sandbox program. There are nine sandboxes located throughout the
community and the list can be found on Regina.ca/sand.

The sand/salt mixture is 94 per cent sand, six per cent salt. Residents should bring a
small pail, like an ice cream bucket, and take only what they require to ensure as
many people can access the sand/salt mix as possible.

In an average season, residents use about 40 tonnes of sand.

Crews will recheck the sandboxes regularly to ensure they are filled, while focusing
on their priority of ice control on arterial and collector roads as well as sidewalks that
are the responsibility of the City.

Crews were sanding through the night with a focus on Regina’s busiest roads and by
early morning hours, all 10 sanders were out helping to improve safety on Category
1, 2 and 3 roads. Crews will continue to cycle through these areas throughout the
day and into the night as there is a risk of light snow later today. The weather looks
to be improving from tomorrow onwards but we will monitor the situation.

Residents are reminded to be safe and use caution while travelling roads and near
snow equipment. Stay back at least 15 metres – or 3.5 car lengths – from the
equipment.