City Launches Residential Sanding Cycle
January 04, 2012
Trucks already sanding neighbourhood hills, intersections
The City of Edmonton is responding to freezing overnight rain by deploying sanding trucks throughout the city, including a full sanding cycle in residential neighbourhoods scheduled to begin at 3pm on January 4, 2012.
“City road maintenance crews are always staffed 24-7 throughout the winter and ready to respond to any weather event,” said Roland Aitchison, Superintendent of Operations, Roadway Maintenance. “By 7pm Tuesday evening, crews were responding to freezing rain conditions on roadways and sidewalks by applying abrasives on priority routes such as arterial roads, bus routes, hills and bridge decks. Crews are continuing their work today.”
Sanding trucks are moving into residential areas that require immediate attention, such as hills, intersections and sharp turns. Trucks will continue sanding all residential neighbourhood roadways and work around the clock until the full sanding cycle is completed.
Drivers are urged to continue to exercise caution throughout the day, even in areas that have already been sanded.
“We thank drivers for their patience as we work to bring Edmonton’s roads to good winter driving condition,” said Aitchison. “We hope drivers stay safe by taking their time, braking carefully and leaving plenty of space between vehicles.”
Citizens are reminded to clear or put sand on icy sidewalks in front of their homes and business within 48 hours of a weather event. The City supplies sand to community sand boxes located throughout Edmonton.
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Outside Edmonton: 780-442-5311