City Prepares for First Blizzard of the Season

The City of Winnipeg is currently using more than 25 spreaders to ensure motorists have traction on city streets.

A salting and sanding operation will continue around the clock this weekend. Residents are urged to adjust their driving behaviour by making allowances for winter driving conditions.

“With a large number of pieces of heavy equipment out on the roadways and reduced visibility due to high winds, we are asking motorists to use extra care and caution,” said Ken Boyd, manager of streets maintenance.

Once the snow begins to fall in heavier amounts later today, truck plows will hit the road to focus on main routes, bus routes and collector streets. Environment Canada is calling for 10-15 cm by Saturday.

The city will assess the conditions to determine whether residential streets will also need plowing.

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