City of Lethbridge snow clearing crews are fully mobilized around the clock and continue to focus plowing and sanding efforts on the busiest arterial roads (Priority 1 routes) throughout the city to ensure they remain clear while the current snow event continues.
Priority 1 routes include : Whoop-Up Drive, University Drive, Métis Trail, Bridge Drive, Mayor Magrath Drive, Scenic Drive, 26 Avenue North, 28 Street North, 1 Avenue South west of Scenic Dr., 5 Avenue North (from Hwy 3 to Stafford Dr.). Priority 1 routes are determined based on traffic volume and road incline.
The snow is forecast to subside over the weekend. When that occurs, snow crews will begin to shift plowing and sanding efforts to Priority 2 routes, which include major collector roads and bus routes such as:
North Lethbridge: 5 Avenue N., 9 Avenue N., 13 Street N., 23 Street N., Stafford Drive N.
South Lethbridge: 6 Avenue S., 10 Avenue S., 16 Avenue S., 13 Street S., Stafford Drive S.
West Lethbridge: Jerry Potts Blvd W., McMaster Blvd W., Red Crow Blvd W.
Road Snow Plowing Priority Map
Whoop-Up Drive Speed Limit
For public safety, the Whoop-Up Drive speed limit remains reduced to 60 km/h until further notice due to winter conditions. Conditions are being monitored around the clock, and updates will be provided as necessary.
Motorists are reminded to adjust their driving for winter road conditions. Use caution when approaching and crossing bridge decks and intersections, and please do not pass snow plows. More information on the City's Snow and Ice Control program is available online at: www.lethbridge.ca/WinterRoads.
Lee Perkins, Transportation Operations Manager