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Winnipeg Residents Can Now Track City’s Snow-Clearing Efforts

November 29, 2019 10:56 AM | News

Snow Plows

Crews clean up during an early winter storm with heavy wet snow which caused fallen trees, many on cars, and power lines in Winnipeg early Friday morning, October 11, 2019. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

Winnipeg Snow Map

The new snow-clearing map showing the progress of plows. (WINNIPEG.CA)

WINNIPEG — The next time Winnipeg is hit with a blast of winter, residents will be able to track the city’s progress at cleaning it all up.

The city launched a new online tool Friday that shows the status of snow plows and which streets are receiving attention using a residential address look-up feature. The new snow portal comes as the city gets set to implement the annual snow route parking ban on Sunday.

“This new online tool will provide direct access to the status of winter operations and is another great example of the city’s ongoing efforts to making the most up to date information available to the public,” Mayor Brian Bowman said in a release.

The website includes the ability to track what percentage of Priority 1 and 2 streets have been cleared on an interactive map, along with sidewalks and pathways.

Cyclists and pedestrians can also track the clearing progress of active transportation routes, which will be cleared within 36 hours after three or more centimetres of snowfall.

The city’s annual snow route parking ban begins Sunday, December 1 at 2 a.m. Vehicles cannot park on designated snow routes between 2 a.m. and 7 a.m. until March 1, 2020.