Since Tuesday’s freezing rain that coated everything with a layer of ice, Reginans have been looking for sand or road salt to spread on their driveways or sidewalks to be safe.
The city had been helping by offering free dry sand at locations throughout the city, but the sand was in such demand that it has been depleted and replaced by the same salt/sand mixture that is used in the city’s ice control program.
In a release issued by the city Friday afternoon, the city says residents have used 85 tonnes of sand from the several sandbox locations around the city i a 36 hour span with the average being used around 40-thousand tonnes per season.
The new mixture is 94 per cent sand and 6 per cent salt. It is available right now.
Residents are asked to bring a small pail to collect the mix and take what they need with city crews filling the bins while focussing their priority on ice control on arterial and collector roads
There are nine locations to pick up the sand/salt mix throughout the city:
- Northgate Mall: Seventh Avenue North and Lorne Street
- Jack Hamilton Arena: 1010 McCarthy Boulevard
- Albert Scott Community Centre: 1264 Athol Street
- Cathedral Centre: 2900 13th Avenue
- Al Ritchie: 2230 Lindsay Street
- Murray Balfour Arena: 70 Massey Road
- Glencairn Centre: 2626 East Dewdney Avenue
- Sandra Schmirler Leisure Centre: 3130 Woodhams Drive
- South Leisure Centre: 222 Sunset Drive