Crews with the City of Prince George are working 24 hours a day to plow priority one and priority two routes after heavy snowfall.
The City’s snow fleet crews will be working throughout the weekend plowing the downtown overnight, salting, and sanding hills, intersections and sidewalks. Work done to clear snow is in line with Council’s Snow and Ice Control Procedure.
The City’s 670 kilometres of roads and 184 kilometres of sidewalks have been organized into three priority groups.
Priority One – main arterial roads, the downtown, priority hills, and the hospital district. These will be cleared within 48 hours of the end of a snow event.
Priority Two – all bus routes that are not arterial roads and all commercial/industrial roads. To be cleared within 48 hours of the end of a snow event.
Priority Three – all residential roads and lanes. Cleared with 72 hours after priority twos are complete.
The city’s Manger of Roads and Fleet, Blake McIntosh explained that the bulk of work on main roads is done overnight. “A bulk of the work on busy arterial, and collectors is done on night shifts. That’s done to eliminate conflicts with traffic, and to create a safer environment for both the public and our staff.”
Motorists are asked to use caution around snow and ice equipment. Further snow information is available from the City’s homepage at www.princegeorge.ca