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I am working with Roads to find solutions to make Calgary’s snow removal better. I know this has been frustrating for many of us trying to get around the City, and I have asked Roads to clear driveways as best they can. This impacts all of us and is tough to clear this amount of snow, and especially for seniors and those with disabilities. I also want to say that the past two weeks of snow has been a massive amount, and above normal for Calgary, and our City crews have done a lot of work, as fast as they can. Please be patient with them and give them room, and please do not park on a snow route or you will get a ticket and/or towed. As you can see they are going 100% and will continue to do so, thankfully with no snow in the coming forecast we can make our roads safer to drive on. If you have an issue or see something call 311, and make sure you get the reference #, and my office can help as best we can. I will continue asking Roads on how we can improve this for next time, and with my colleagues we can find a solution.

 

Roads Snow and Ice Control (SNIC) operations update for March 6, 2018:

The Snow Route Parking Ban will be lifted today at 14:00h. For more information, please visit: http://www.calgary.ca/Transportation/Roads/Pages/Road-Maintenance/Snow-and-ice-control/Snow-Route-parking-bans.aspx

We have completed our P1/P2s and Cycle Tracks. We are focusing completing our P3/P4s, Bike Lanes, and Steps and Walks. We are in Day 3, hour 21 of the 7-day Snow Plan. Currently, there are 31 dedicated staff and 24 pieces of small equipment working on pedestrian facilities and there are 30 sanders and 22 graders working on roadways. We are also preparing for the upcoming melt with attention on catch basins and recurring ponding areas.

Our priority system consists of Priority 1 – 4. The current status is:

·        P1 – 100% complete

·        P2 – 100% complete

·        Cycle Track – 100% complete

·        Bike Lanes – 95% complete

·        P3 and P4 – 30% complete

·        Steps and Walks – 65% complete

Click to see completed routes and current progress on: https://maps.calgary.ca/RoadConditions/?redirect=/roadconditions

The cost so far to respond to Snow Event #22 is $3.1M.

Material usage during Snow Event #22 was 5,465 tonnes of salt, 1,720 tonnes of pickle mix and 28,380 litres of calcium chloride.

Total 3-1-1 SR’s (Service Requests) since the beginning of Snow Event #22 was 2,724 SR’s.

The 7-day forecast is clear with no snow expected with warmer temperatures this week.

 

 

 

*Photo, Calgary Herald. Feb 7, 2018.

Sean Chu

Sean Chu

Sean Chu arrived in Calgary from Taiwan in 1985 speaking not a word of English, and within 7 years he was a sworn officer with the Calgary Police Service. From that point on Sean worked with the Calgary Police Service as on Officer for 21 years in a number of roles until 2013.

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