With more than 15 centimetres of snow in the forecast for Grande Prairie, the city’s transportation department is expecting a lot of work ahead. Manager Robert Carroll says crews are currently clearing snow piles and windrows left in residential areas, but will turn to keeping priority one roads clear once it snows.
The city is also working to improve sightlines at intersections, sand roads, and clear catch basins and drainage ditches. Residential snow removal is typically triggered 24 hours after a major snowfall or when 10 centimetres of snow has accumulated on roadways.
Meanwhile in the County of Grande Prairie, crews are still digging out from snow drifts created by strong winds overnight Monday. Extra equipment was hired and staff are working extended hours.