Snow removal operations begin
The City of Sherbrooke is advising the public that the Department of Maintenance and Roads will proceed with the winter shutdown of certain sidewalks and the removal of snow banks during the coming nights.
Tonight, the department will re-cover about 13 kilometres of sidewalks in the city with snow. This measure was introduced several years ago in places with sidewalks on both sides of a street. From here on out, only one sidewalk will be plowed in winter, reducing the amount of snow removal operations and therefore reduces both greenhouse gas emissions and costs to the city.
In addition, the department will remove snow banks along sidewalks and along school corridors starting Sunday evening. The operation will begin around midnight and last approximately five nights.
Parking in the streets at night (between midnight and 7 a.m.) will remain prohibited throughout the snow removal period to facilitate operations. The City is encouraging citizens to respect these prohibition periods and to put out their waste bins the morning of collection and to put them away as soon as possible.