Snow re­moval op­er­a­tions be­gin

Sherbrooke Record - - LOCAL NEWS - Record Staff

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.

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