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City crews working to meet service objectives after first snow storm

24-Nov-2011

Municipal Operations crews are working to meet the service objectives laid out in the City of Saint John’s winter management plan.

Yesterday’s storm ended at approximately 4 a.m. this morning. The primary objectives for street clearing are:

Priority 1 – bare pavement in the travel lanes (both sides of the street) by noon today (met)
Priority 2 – bare pavement in the centre line (one track at the yellow line) by noon today (met)
Priority 3 – bare pavement, centre line by 4 p.m. today
Priority 4 – accessible, snow pack by 4 p.m. today

Bare pavement at the centre line means that the main part of the street is clear of snow and ice.

The secondary service objectives for street plowing under the plan are:

Priority 1 – bare pavement, curb to curb by Friday at 4 a.m.
Priority 2 – bare pavement, travel lanes, by Friday at 4 a.m.
Priority 3 – bare pavement, travel lanes, by Saturday at 4 a.m.
Priority 4 – bare pavement, centre line, by Sunday at 4 a.m.

The City’s plowing operations will continue over the coming days to clear the streets of snow as necessary. The service objectives were established by Municipal Operations to set reasonable goals for street plowing and clearing after winter storms. Citizens are responsible for their own safety during a storm and must use their own judgment when determining when and where to travel during a storm.

If you witness snow being dumped a City right-of-way, either a street or a sidewalk, please call 658-4455 to report the violation to a By-Law Enforcement Officer.

To learn more about the City of Saint John’s Winter Management Plan, visit saintjohn.ca/winter.