Roadway Maintenance Crews Ready for First Snowfall
October 29, 2012
Forty-five sanding crews from Roadway Maintenance continue to work on city streets in order to bring roads up to good winter driving condition. This is in response to the snow that fell overnight on Saturday October 27, 2012 and continued intermittently through the day on Sunday October 28, 2012.
Priority has been given to hills and bridges, particularly in the river valley, as well as freeways and major arterial roads.
The snow, wind and slightly warmer pavement temperatures can make driving difficult but there are some things that motorists can also do to help keep Edmonton moving:
- Ensure windows are clear of any snow or ice before traveling
- Give yourself more time to get to your destination
- Drive for the conditions, slow down, brake sooner, and leave extra space between your vehicle and the one in front of you
- Use extreme caution when passing or approaching snow maintenance equipment
Home and business owners are also reminded that these conditions on sidewalks can create a significant hazard to pedestrians. Please clear and if necessary, sand sidewalks quickly so that everyone can get around safely, including those with disabilities. Free sand is available at community centres around Edmonton; to find the location closest to you, please visit Community Sandboxes.
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