The City of Brandon is going high tech to notify its residents of snow-clearing operations.
The city has launched an interactive online map showing where public works crews are working after a snowfall. Priority snow routes are numbered “1” through “6” to help the public differentiate the types of snow-clearing occurring, while a colour-coded map and text displays other useful information. Residential zones are indicated by the letters “A” through “G.”
“When our streets and roads crews begin clearing streets after a snowfall, the map will be updated by our staff to reflect where they’ve been, where they currently are, and where they will be going, along with approximate timeframes,” said City of Brandon public workers director Ian Broome.
Overnight parking restrictions on all signed seasonal snow clearing routes came into effect on November 15. Overnight parking along such routes (12 a.m. to 8 a.m.) is prohibited if a snow plowing/removal notice has been issued by the city.