City crews out in force treating roads

January 14, 2013 | Safer Communities

City crews and 20 trucks are out across the city this morning salting and sanding arterial roads, priority hospital and school routes, and major bus routes and hills, as changing temperatures are creating slick conditions in some locations. Four trucks are on 41st Avenue, between Main and Fraser, to add additional salt and sand in that very slippery area. The westbound lanes are expected to reopen shortly.

City crews were out throughout the night treating roads with a mix of salt and sand. A drop in temperature around 3:00 a.m. and the arrival of drizzle caused a rapid change in conditions and quick freezing on the ground.

Businesses and residents are urged to treat the ice on sidewalks outside of their premises and properties to assist pedestrians.

The variable weather and temperatures have created uneven road and sidewalk conditions throughout the city and problems are expected to continue. Further freezing rain is projected to last until tomorrow morning.  Pedestrians and motorists are urged to use caution.

For more information on snow removal from streets and sidewalks, click here