Keep Lethbridge on the move; be part of the snow-lution
Snow routes have been activated in response to heavy snow accumulation and more snowfall is in the forecast. As the community adjusts to the new service level and snow clearing is top-of-mind, the City of Lethbridge is sharing a few timely reminders:
- If you are parked on an active snow route, plows will have to navigate around your vehicle and an excess of snow may be left around it. Move all vehicles and find alternative parking when snow routes are active.
- The live snowplow tracking map is a tool that can help plan your commute and show you where snowplows are working. Choosing roads that have been cleared recently and avoiding routes where many plows are working together is one way to practice safe winter driving.
- Don’t crowd the plows. Crews will be removing snow in the downtown and hospital areas at night, starting this evening. Look for beacon lights, stay behind blocker trucks, and use extreme caution when passing operations. Only pass snowplows when visibility is clear and it is safe to do so.
- Shovel sidewalk snow onto property or boulevards. Please do not blow or shovel snow onto the road as it creates hazards for drivers and plows may not be back to clear it away. Be a great neighbor and keep an eye out for a neighbor who might need help with shoveling this season.
“When we get a lot of snow, our crews are out clearing roads and pathways seven days a week, 24 hours a day,” says Juliane Ruck, Transportation Operations Manager “If vehicles are moved off snow routes and we give plows plenty of room to work on the road, the job gets done swiftly and safely.”
When you see snow, stay in the know with these tools:
- Download the Lethbridge Loop app; get smartphone notifications to let you know when snow routes are activated/deactivated;
- Follow City of Lethbridge social media accounts for up-to-date information;
- Find and subscribe to email notifications for public service announcements through the News section of lethbridge.ca
- Call or online chat with 311 to confirm snow route status during weekdays.
By activating the snow route network during heavy snow accumulation, the City can provide plowing services to more residential roads in the city. When vehicles are moved off the street, plows can move safely and swiftly though these streets. These efficiencies allow for snow to be cleared on an additional 80 kms of roadway at times when it’s needed most.
Visit lethbridge.ca/snow or call 311 for more information on snow and ice control in Lethbridge.
For Public Inquiries:
Call 311 | Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.