City Crews Out in Full Force
Prince George, B.C. – Last night’s heavy snowfall has kept crews with the City of Prince George busy this morning.
City spokesman Mike Kellett says workers are plowing priority one and priority two routes today along with salting and sanding hills and intersections and clearing sidewalks.
He notes crews will be working 24 hours a day throughout the weekend and will be plowing the downtown area overnight tonight.
Consequently, motorists are asked to use caution around snow and ice control equipment.
The work is in line with the level of service outlined in city council’s Snow and Ice Control Procedure.
The procedure categorizes the city’s 670 kilometres of roads and 184 kilometres of sidewalks into three priority areas:
- Priority One – main arterial roads, the downtown, priority hills and the hospital district. These will be cleared within 48 hours of the end of a snow event.
- Priority Two – all bus routes that are not arterial roads and all commercial/industrial roads. These are to be cleared within 48 hours of the end of a snow event
- Priority Three – all residential roads and lanes. To be cleared within 72 hours after priority twos are complete.