City preparing for first snow fall

Snow plow file photo courtesy of © Can Stock Photo / svanhorn

The City of Windsor Public Works department is sending out reminders to residents and motorists as they prepare for winter weather.

City crews and contractors are ready to handle any upcoming snow or ice. City staff say plowing will start only after snowfall accumulation reaches five centimetres. Residents are advised plowing one route generally takes around three to six hours to complete once the snow stops falling.

Motorists are being asked to be patient and not follow too closely behind a snowplow. Following too close to a snowplow can lead to poor visibility, and vehicles risk being hit by thrown snow, salt or rocks.

Residential streets are only cleared when more than 10 centimetres of snow falls and only after the main roads are complete.

All residential sidewalks must be cleared with 12 hours of the snowfall ending while commercial sidewalks must be completed within four hours.

The City of Windsor is still looking for volunteers for the Snow Angels to help remove snow for the city’s seniors.