City Issues Winter Maintenance Policy Reminders Ahead Of Potential Snowfall

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November 5, 2020

Moose Jaw, SK – The City of Moose Jaw is monitoring the potential of major snowfall in Moose Jaw this weekend, and reminds residents of our enhanced Winter Maintenance Policy implemented in 2019.

Winter Maintenance Policy targets:

o Priority 1 roads to be cleared within 24 hours of a storm event.

o Priority 2 roads to be cleared within 48 hours of a storm event.

o Priority 3 roads to be cleared within 72 hours of a storm event.

o Priority 4 roads to be cleared within 96 hours of a storm event.

o Priority 5 roads will be maintained based on rutting and drainage.

o Priority 6 parking lots to be maintained based on conditions.

“Our Public Works & Utilities Department has been preparing our equipment and completing logistics for the potential of a major snow event on Sunday”, said Jim Puffalt, City Manager. “We will make every effort to meet Winter Maintenance Policy targets so that everyone can go about their business and residents can get to the polls on Election Day, November 9. There is still time to vote today at the Advance Polls at City Hall until 4:00 PM.”

“We would note that if projections of a record snowfall are accurate, it may take longer than anticipated to move that amount of snow,” Puffalt continued. “We ask all residents to exercise caution while driving, especially around heavy equipment.”

For a map of Priority roads, click here.

If the City needs to issue any emergency messages we will utilize our City of Moose Jaw app (free to download from your favourite app store), the City website, and local radio stations.  We encourage residents to use the app to report any snow-related damage like downed trees or branches, plugged catch basins, etc.