Grande Prairie snow removal crews are transitioning into winter operations and crews are prepared to begin sanding and plowing priority roads in response to any forecasted snowfall.
Full winter operations are anticipated to begin on November 6, 2022.
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 1 and 2 roads) to ensure access for emergency vehicles, transit buses, and residents. Plowing and sanding of priority 3 roads occurs upon completion of priority 1 and 2 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.
• Rural Service Area Clearing – Clearing and ice control of 40 km in the Rural Service Area on an as-needed basis.
About Residential Snow Clearing
Residential snow clearing occurs in two-week rotations when declared and is completed by contracted snow removal crews from Monday to Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. when there is a significant build-up of snow.
NEW Week A and Week B
The City has assigned neighbourhoods to a "week A" and "week B" schedule when residential snow clearing is declared to increase the accuracy of the information provided. Residential snow clearing still occurs in a two-week rotation, and the snow removal day assigned to a neighbourhood remains the same.
When a round of residential snow removal is declared by the City, crews will clear all residential roads (week A and week B) within a two-week rotation.
Residents seeking to stay informed on snow removal operations may register for daily e-mail updates on the City website.
A brochure outlining information on snow removal operations is mailed to every household in the City and is also available for viewing online.
Questions about snow removal may be directed to AccessGP at 311 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information on daily snow updates, reporting weather and seasonal issues and more, visit cityofgp.com/snow.
Information provided by the City of Grande Prairie