Calgary,
28
April
2019
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19:39
America/Denver

Spring clean-up of Calgary roads suspended due to snow

The City’s street sweeping program is being suspended for a couple of days due to snow and ice on residential roads.

“Between 10-15 centimetres of snow fell in Calgary last night and into this morning. As a result, our Road crews have resumed winter operations - using graders and plows to clear the main routes,” says Bill Biensch, road maintenance manager. “Contactors have also been called in to help clear pedestrian and cycling infrastructure.”

Neighbourhoods scheduled for street sweeping today and early next week will have their sweeping rescheduled. We are asking residents to stay informed by visiting Calgary.ca/sweep to check the updated schedule. Citizens are also encouraged to sign up for text and email notifications.

Street sweeping signs on the roads in the residential areas will also be changed/removed in the coming days. Please keep an eye out for updated signs and remove vehicles and garage bins as required.

Spring Clean-up, our annual roadway maintenance program, improves safety and mobility in Calgary by removing sanding materials and other debris that have accumulated on over 16,000 lane kilometres of city streets throughout winter.

Cleaning is scheduled to finish by June 1, weather permitting. Due to an increase in snowfall and lower temperatures, crews used 54,000 tonnes of gravel this winter, compared to 25,000 tonnes used last winter.

The City is asking Calgarians to help us make a clean sweep of Calgary this spring. Remove vehicles and carts from the street when sweeping is scheduled. Keeping the road clear of vehicles and other objects will help crews sweep faster and more effectively.

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