© Times-Herald photo by Lisa Goudy
A snow plow works away on 11th Avenue Northwest before turning around to continue plowing Caribou Street West this week.
The City of Moose Jaw officially announced Monday it will implement a residential snowplow program on Dec. 10.
According to a city media release, it will take approximately three weeks from that date to complete the snow clearing operations for residential streets, subject to further snowfall.
In the event of significant additional snowfall, primary and secondary plows normally used for priority areas, such as main streets and schools, will be implemented.
“The first priority is the downtown area and schools,” public works manager Duane Grado told the Times-Herald. “The second priority are our busier streets, such as Ninth Avenue Northwest and Southwest, Saskatchewan Street East and West and Macdonald Street.”
Less used residential streets fall into third priority, Grado added.
“When we do residential streets, we can’t plow when people come home from work, so we’ll be out between 7:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. for those areas,” he said.
The city will have six or seven graders out; each area of the city will receive one or two, depending on the priority level of the area.
“They’ll start at Main Street and Manitoba and head out in each direction of the city,” Grado said.
A press release from the city also expressed appreciation to city residents "for their patience and support during the snow cleaning operations.”
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