The city’s snow clearing effort is being helped by warmer temperatures and people moving their cars.
So far, crews have already worked through all the category one to four roads, which include major and minor arterial roads, industrial and commercial areas, bus routes and streets around school zones.
“We’ll just be going back to some of the main roads, we’ve been going back to remove some of the windrows to increase the lane width,” explained Norm Kyle, the city’s director of roadways and transportation.
As of Monday afternoon, about a week after the height of the snow storm, 40 per cent of residential roads were cleared. The city is expecting to wrap up the residential plow schedule by Saturday.
Kyle said he would like to see the pilot project for parking bans on designated snow routes continue.
“That 24-hour declaration was done last week and we were seeing really good compliance when we went out there,” Kyle said. “I believe we issued 14 tickets and when we actually did the plow, there was only eight vehicles left on the street.”
He noted some of those eight vehicles may not have counted among the 14 tickets because they could’ve parked on the routes after parking enforcement came through.
“The previous event where we declared snow routes, we were up and over 24 vehicles on the route so we’ve seen really good voluntary compliance,” Kyle said.
People can find out when their neighbourhood will be plowed online.
— With files from 980 CJME’s Jessie Anton