Snowfighters are in place - just waiting for the snow to arrive.

News 100 redBy Staff

December 3rd, 2018

BURLINGTON, ON

 

City Hall says the Snow fighters are ready and they have provided an app that will let you see which roads are plowed. Make a note of it.

The ‘What’s Been Plowed’ link on the website to see which streets have been plowed when it snows. The city also has a video to inform residents about the snow clearing services they can expect during wintery weather conditions. ‘What’s Been Plowed’ and the video are available at burlington.ca/snow.

What residents can do.

The Mrs. get to put her vehicle in the garage.

The Mrs. got to put her vehicle in the garage.

During the winter season, the City of Burlington maintains 1,900 lane kilometres of roads and 850 kilometres of sidewalks. Residents can help with the removal of snow from streets and sidewalks by following road safety and parking rules:

• Do not park vehicles on the street during or after a snowfall. Also, please do not leave vehicles over the sidewalk while in your driveway as this can prevent the sidewalk plow from completing its work.

• Take it slow when driving in winter conditions. Give yourself more time to travel. Avoid tailgating and pass other vehicles with caution.

• Do not shovel, plow or blow snow from residential or commercial properties onto the road. This poses a hazard to motorists and is prohibited by the Ontario Highway Traffic Act and city bylaw.

• Snow plows need room to clear the ice and snow. Please stay back 70 feet as sand and salt may be dropping from the trucks. This also gives you room to stop safely.

• Give snow plows plenty of space at intersections. The snow plow may need two or more lanes to turn or to get through the intersection. If a snow plow is waiting to turn left at an intersection, do not pull up and stop underneath or in front of the wing plow (the plow attached to the right side of the truck). Your vehicle could be struck by the plow when the truck pulls forward.

Plow - salter

Your tax dollars at work. Don’t get too close to the truck.

 

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