Winnipeg snow-clearing crews are making progress tending to icy, snow-packed streets throughout the city.
Mayor Sam Katz provided an update on operations Wednesday with St. Norbert Councillor Justin Swandel and Public Works director Brad Sacher.
“Crews are working full out to complete plowing in all zones of the city,” Katz said. “At the same time, we are working to clear sidewalks and remove the large piles of snow from around intersections. Extreme cold and snow conditions have made the snow clearing operations especially challenging, and we are asking the public’s patience as we make every effort to complete the work as quickly as possible.”
The city says with mild temperatures forecast for the coming days, it will greatly improve conditions for snow-clearing operations to be completed sooner. Combined with plowing and sanding, rut-filled streets that motorists have been complaining about should also be alleviated.
Crews are focusing on removing ridges and stockpiles of snow from intersections on regional routes, while sanding is also continuing, along with residential plowing on some missed areas by Saturday morning.
Sidewalks on regional routes and bus/collector streets are being cleared with blowers rather than plows due to the conditions.
Residents can make snow removal requests by contacting 311.