In December Calgary experienced an exceptional 60 plus centimetres of snow – the most in 112 years according to Environment Canada!
Since that first snowfall on December 2, our City Roads crews have been working tirelessly to clear the roads and keep our city moving. With the largest accumulation of snow being in the NE quadrant, I worked directly with the City’s Roads department to have as many available crews relocated to your communities to get residents moving as quickly as possible.
In a typical winter, the City’s Snow and Ice Control plan doesn’t include snow removal on residential roadways, however with the current extreme snow accumulation; adjustments have been made and residential snow removal has been added.
The residential snow action
process utilizes contract crews working alongside City crews to access all residential roadways in all communities to determine the best course of action such as flat blading, snow clearing or snow removal.
Moving forward, I and my Council colleagues will be working with City Administration to ensure that there is a comprehensive plan in place to respond more effectively to extreme snow events such as that experienced by Calgary this winter.
I would like to thank all residents of Ward 3 for your patience and understanding while our crews work to clear your communities.
As always, I welcome your calls and emails so if you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact my office.
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