As winter approaches, the City of Grande Prairie is gearing up for the transition into winter operations. Our dedicated snow clearing and ice control crews are prepared to respond to any forecasted snowfall, ensuring safe and accessible roadways for all residents.
Full winter operations are scheduled to begin on November 5, 2023. The City of Grande Prairie conducts snow removal in three different ways:
• Priority Road Clearing - Plowing and ice control of roadways with high traffic volumes (Priority One roads) to ensure access for emergency vehicles, transit buses, and residents. Plowing and sanding of Priority Two and Three roads occurs upon completion of Priority One roads.
• Residential Road Clearing - Plowing and ice control of residential roads when snow accumulates or when there is a significant snowfall. Occurs in a two-week rotation only when declared. For enhanced accuracy and predictability, residential snow clearing is scheduled based on a "Week A" and "Week B" rotation, allowing residents to know when to expect snow removal services in their neighbourhood.
• Rural Service Area Clearing – Clearing and ice control of 40 km in the Rural Service Area on an as-needed basis.
The City understands the importance of keeping our residents informed about snow removal operations. To receive customizable text messages with the latest updates on snow removal, residents can sign up for the service at [access.cityofgp.com]access.cityofgp.com by clicking on ‘Opt-In for SMS Text Service Updates.’
In addition, a brochure detailing information about snow removal operations is distributed to every household in the City. This information is also readily available for viewing online.
Should residents have any questions or require assistance regarding snow clearing, they can reach out to AccessGP at 311 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
“We're not just preparing for winter; we're preparing for your safety and peace of mind,” said Mayor Jackie Clayton. “As we embark on another season of snow and ice, rest assured that our dedicated teams are here to ensure your roadways are clear and accessible. We're committed to a winter of safety and efficiency, and your well-being is our top priority."
For more information on daily snow updates, reporting weather and seasonal issues and more, visit [cityofgp.com/snow]cityofgp.com/snow.
Information provided by the City of Grande Prairie
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