Residential Snow-Plowing Program begins today

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The City of Brandon’s Streets & Roads Section wishes to advise the public that, due to additional accumulations of snowfall experienced this week, the threshold has been met to begin a City-wide residential snow-plowing program on Thursday, February 7th.

Crews will spend the remainder of today (Wednesday, February 6th) completing Priority Route plowing and once complete, will move into Residential Zones “D” and “G” in order to best coordinate with the City of Brandon’s established sanitation collection schedule. This move into residential areas is anticipated to occur overnight tonight/into tomorrow morning. Snow-plowing operations will continue on a 24-hours basis until all municipal streets are cleared. The City of Brandon’s online snow map will be updated later this week to show progress made in residential zones and the subsequent order of scheduled plowing for the remaining residential zones.

An important reminder that the City of Brandon DOES NOT sign most residential areas before equipment moves in to clean them, so residents can greatly assist plowing efforts by watching for updates posted online at snowmap.brandon.ca and making every attempt to move their vehicle off the street while plows or loaders are working in their neighbourhood. The only exception to this noted procedure are in areas of the City’s core that are prone to parking congestion, which are signed with “No Parking” signs in advance of plowing. In these areas, vehicles remaining in the “No Parking” zones could be subject to a ticket or a tow.

Once all the above-noted snow plowing activities have been completed, Streets and Roads crews will turn their attention next week to hauling away large piles of snow from boulevards and medians to improve sight lines.

As always, the City of Brandon thanks the public for its patience as crews continue plowing efforts and reminds all motorists to stay well back of all plows, loaders or any other heavy machinery out on City streets while they are conducting snow plowing and removal operations.