TORONTO, Dec. 15, 2013 /CNW/ - Here is an update on snow clearing
operations for the City of Toronto.
Salt will be applied to all roads as plowing operations are completed.
This operation will continue until complete at approximately 8pm.
Plowing operations on expressways and main roads are complete. Plows
will continue to cleanup left turn lanes, bus lanes, etc. throughout
the day. Residential road plowing will be completed by approximately
5pm in all areas of the city.
Sidewalk Salting & Plowing
Sidewalk salting & plowing commenced at approximately 3am. This
operation will be completed by approximately 5pm in all areas of the
City of Toronto reminds residents about how they
can help out following a snow storm
With the winter storm now finished, the City of Toronto is reminding
residents about some important things that they can do after a storm.
Wherever possible, keep parked cars off the roads. This assists our
snow plowing efforts.
If you don't have to drive, please don't. Take public transit where
possible. Fewer vehicles on the road helps to assist with snow
Please continue to drive with caution. Roads may still be slippery in
Snow plows are still clearing roads. Expect some delays.
Where possible, give yourself more time to reach your destination.
Please avoid parking vehicles over sidewalks. This hampers sidewalk
snow plowing efforts.
Private snow clearing operators and the public are reminded that it is
illegal to push snow back onto the street from private property or
parking lots. By-law enforcement officers will be ticketing property
owners and contractors that fail to comply.
Assist elderly or disabled neighbours by shovelling snow for them
When shovelling snow, please don't push the snow out onto the roads.
This is dangerous and hampers snow clearing operations.
When piling snow on your property take care not to block sightlines that
prevent you from exiting your driveway safely.
Clear snow from around catch basins. This helps to prevent flooding on
Clear snow from around fire hydrants. This is the resident's
Snow clearing on the local roads is usually completed between 14-16
hours after the snow stops falling. If your road has not been plowed after this time period, call 311.
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SOURCE: City of Toronto
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