Residents can help this plow be more effective and efficient by:
- Removing your vehicle from the street on your plow day. This will help for a safer and more effective plow as the equipment doesn’t have to weave in and out of the lanes.
- Be neighbourly and offer to share your driveway when possible.
Snow ridges will be left behind the plow equipment, however, by moving your vehicle, the ridge can be more consistent along the parking lane rather than extending into the driving lane.
Stay back at least 15 metres – or 3.5 car lengths – from the equipment. If you see a group of graders and trucks working in a staggered formation, do not drive in between them for your safety and the safety of crews.
Dates are subject to change. Should Regina receive another snowfall during the residential plow, the plow would be paused and crews re-deployed to work on major roads and intersections to ensure they are safe and passable. Once that is completed, the residential plow would resume. Residents will be notified accordingly.
Frequently Asked Questions
Learn more about winter maintenance.
What hours do your winter maintenance crews work?
Crews work 24/7 throughout the winter season.
How much equipment do you have?
Winter maintenance has a fleet of 15 Graders, 10 sanders, 11 sidewalk tractors, and 5 loaders. In addition, several contractors are also hired to perform winter maintenance activities through the winter season.
Why does the City leave snow ridges?
Snow ridges are a result of plowing the road. Snow plows use a flipper or snow-gate blade to minimize snow ridges across alley entrances, intersections and driveways to reduce the height to approximately 30 cm. The City tries to ensure snow ridges remain in the curb lane, not on sidewalks.
Crews do not remove snow down to bare pavement since doing so would scrape and damage the street and sidewalk. However, if the snow ridge is left on your driveway, blocking intersection sight-lines or making driving hazardous, you can report the location using our online Contact Us form or by calling 306-777-7000 during business hours.
In order to remove all snow ridges with the current fleet, it would cost the City an additional $8-10 million each year and take an extra seven weeks to complete. Crews are following the Winter Maintenance Policy and budget which was approved by Council in 2020. We will evaluate the policy after the winter season and can make recommendations to change it accordingly.
Can you build snow barriers on the outskirts of the City to help alleviate blowing snow conditions?
Yes. Crews regularly inspect the outer areas of the City that are known to have issues with blowing snow. Snow barriers are placed once sufficient snow is available to build the barrier.
Here is a map of locations that have been identified as suitable for snow barriers and where permission has been given by the landowners.