With the recent snowfall and cold weather, we're providing the following reminders for residents:
- Help us keep neighbourhood roads safe by piling snow from driveways or sidewalks onto your property or onto boulevards, not on the road. This will help reduce the ruts that motorists are encountering.
- If a fire hydrant is on or near your property, take a minute while shoveling to clear the snow from the hydrant so it's easier to find in an emergency.
- If you have elderly neighbours, please be a snow angel and help shovel their sidewalk.
- Anyone who needs sand for a slippery sidewalk can get free sand at two locations: the corner of 4 Avenue N & 7 Street N or at the West Lethbridge Recycling Station at the top of Bridge Drive West. Remember to bring a bucket and a shovel.
- During a snowfall event, initial sanding, salting, and snow plowing efforts will focus on Priority 1 routes, the busiest arterial roads, throughout the city including Whoop-Up Drive, Mayor Magrath Drive and Scenic Drive. The City typically does not plow residential roads unless they are impassible for emergency vehicles and the general public with properly equipped vehicles. For details on Snow and Ice Control service levels, please visit: www.lethbridge.ca/WinterRoads
- When it comes to snow removal on pathways and sidewalks, we also have a priority system. Details are available at: www.lethbridge.ca/pathwaysnow
- Motorists are reminded to adjust their driving for winter road conditions: Slow down and drive with care; Maintain a safe distance from the vehicle in front of you; Stay a safe distance behind snow plows and sand trucks; Never pass a snow plow or sand truck.
More information on the City's Snow and Ice Control program is available online at: www.lethbridge.ca/WinterRoads.
Darwin Juell, Transportation Manager
City of Lethbridge