This year we are having warmer temperatures and fewer snowfalls than last year. Some may wonder what City Roads crews, who would normally be dealing with lots of snow, do when a Calgary winter is warm and more like spring.
Instead of plowing, sanding, and shovelling snow, the Roads crews are performing tasks that are usually done in the spring. They are filling potholes, doing debris and litter pick-up and getting ready for Spring Clean-up by doing some winter street sweeping. Early street sweeping creates safer conditions at intersections and for cycling commuters. It is also good for the environment, as it increases the amount of gravel and road salts captured prior to the spring thaw when water flows into the catch basins.
The Roads crews continue to work on winter activities as they arise, such as overnight freezing. You can find more information on the Snow and Ice Control program website.
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