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For Immediate Release | January 31, 2018

City to Begin Clearing Snow on Residential Streets

Snow removal to begin February 5, 2018

The City of St. Albert will begin clearing snow from residential roadways Monday, February 5 with an estimated completion date of February 17, weather permitting.

The recent weather event on January 25 and 26, has seen the snow pack threshold reached due to the 24-hour accumulation of snow. With collector roadways being completed, the City will begin full residential roadway clearing.

“The City continues to respond and allocate proper resources to our snow clearing efforts,” says Mayor Cathy Heron. “When unique weather events such as this recent snow fall happen, we are dedicated to making sure residential roadway clearing is executed, making roads safe and accessible for all residents.”

The general order of snow clearing in residential areas is as follows. The schedule may vary due to extended or decreased time spent in different subdivisions.

1. Inglewood 10. Sturgeon Heights
2. Erin Ridge/Erin Ridge North 11. Forest Lawn
3. Woodlands 12. Lacombe Park
4. Kingswood 13. North Ridge
5. Oakmont 14. Akinsdale
6. Heritage Lakes 15. Pineview
7. Grandin 16. Braeside
8. Mission 17. Deer Ridge
9. Riverside *Jensen Lakes is still under developer control

The City of St. Albert attempts to be as fair as possible in the order of cleaning, and does its best to rotate neighbourhoods so each time a new clearing occurs the same neighbourhood is neither first or last. However, there are variables that at times supersede the order in which neighbourhoods are selected. These include:

  • Ensuring neighbourhoods with the highest mobility issues are addressed as quickly as possible
  • Clearing neighbourhoods with design and geographical challenges, such as hills/high inclines
  • Coordinating with solid waste collection schedules

Residents are advised to watch for snow removal signs in their neighbourhoods and park their vehicles on their driveways or in their garages, rather than on the streets.

For more information on the City’s snow clearing priorities, visit stalbert.ca/snowclearing.

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