With the “Blizzard Warning” in effect from Environment and Climate Change Canada, the city of Regina is making sure its ready for the onslaught.
Manager of of Seasonal Roadway Operations Tyler Bien says crews are scheduled 24 hours a day seven days a week.
The first priority is keeping the major routes, and emergency routes clear.
If this does turn into a significant snowfall, Bien says the city will activate the “Snow Routes”. Those are the streets that have a blue sign with a white snowflake on it. When the snow routes are activated parking is prohibited for 24 hours, to allow the plows to clear the snow “curb to curb”.
The city will keep track of category 1 and 2 roads, and there will be a city wide residential plow if the snow is deep enough.
The city also suggests calling Service Regina if you see a street or road that is impassable because of the snow. The strong winds could mean deeper snow in some parts of the city compared to the others.
When the snow if falling, the city suggests sticking to the major routes if you can, an give the plows and other vehicles plenty of room to work.