Info you need for the winter season
Hey there, time traveller!
This article was published 13/11/2020 (688 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.
This year has been a challenging one for all residents of Transcona and I wish everyone the best as we continue to do our part in the fight against this pandemic.
As everyone gets ready for the Christmas season I wanted to share some helpful information related to City of Winnipeg snow-clearing operations along with highlighting a Transcona organization doing great work in the community.
The public works department will have daily operations updates on their website — Winnipeg.ca/publicworks/snow — so you can track where snow removal and sanding is taking place. You are also able to find out which zone you are in when it comes to the residential parking ban.
Snow clearing occurs in what the city refers to as the priority system. Here’s how it works:
• Priority I streets — These include all regional streets, such as Regent Avenue West; Plessis Road; Dugald Road; Ravenhurst Street to Pandora Avenue East; Pandora Avenue East to Day Street; Grassie Boulevard and Lagimodière Boulevard.
• Priority II streets — These include non-regional bus routes and collector streets based on traffic counts, although some streets in industrial areas are exceptions to the traffic count standard.
• Priority III streets — These include residential and/or little-used industrial streets. Back lanes for reason of accessibility for citizens and refuse collection are usually given an accelerated priority for plowing.
• Sidewalks/active transportation trails — This infrastructure is normally plowed on the same priority as the adjacent streets.
Windrows of plowed snow that are higher than 20 centimetres (or eight inches) will normally be removed from all front-street driveway approaches at the same time as the street plowing operation and during the same shift as the street is plowed. Windrows of plowed snow across entrances to private yards resulting from back lane plowing operations shall not be removed. However, snow windrows may be removed as part of the enhanced level of snow-clearing provided in back lanes for properties that have no front street access.
As we move into the season of giving, Transcona Council for Seniors is looking for volunteer drivers to help seniors get to their medical appointments. If you are interested in volunteering as a driver, you will be required to submit a criminal background check and your driver’s abstract to Colleen Tackaberry via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
As always, I’m proud to represent Transcona at City Hall, and I hope you will find my articles informative.
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Shawn Nason is the city councillor for Transcona ward.