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Monday, December 5, 2016

Town of Pincher Creek plowing and winter maintenance schedule


Town of Pincher Creek - The Town of Pincher Creek has a priorities list for plowing and winter maintenance, below is a quick overview.  Snowfall plowing is initiated after an average depth of snowfall of 25 cm/9 inches or more, or where the snowfall significantly impedes traffic.

Plowing shall be undertaken subject to the following priorities:
  1. All hills and emergency vehicle routes
  2. Portions of Main Street
  3. School Zones during regulated hours
  4. "Stop" and "Yield" signs in commercial areas.
  5. "Stop" and "Yield" signs in residential areas
Reasonable attempts are made to avoid blocking driveways with various plowing techniques including the use of a grader gate which momentarily blocks the flow of a windrow.
The Town will not be responsible for plugged driveways.

Sanding:

Sand mix will be applied for snowfalls of less than 10 cm.

Applications of sand shall be undertaken subject to the following priorities:
  1. All hills and emergency routes
  2. Main Street
  3. School Zones during regular hours
  4. "Stop" and "Yield" signs in commercial areas
  5. "Stop" and "Yield" signs in residential areas
  6. Other areas determined by the Director of Operations


The weather in the Pincher Creek plays a big role in determining winter street maintenance operations. The average mean snowfall for our area is approximately 6 feet. The continued cooperation and patience of residents in the community does not go unnoticed, simply by slowing down or even waiting for heavy equipment to have the right of way goes a long way in the restoration of safe driving conditions.

Rapidly cleared streets are important, not only for safe travel, but are also required to facilitate the handling of emergencies by fire, ambulance and police operations. The economic life of the Town is also affected when the transportation of people and goods are hampered by unclear roadways.
It is the Town of Pincher Creek's objective that all roads within the boundaries of the Town be maintained relative to safe winter driving conditions.

Policy Statement Reference #302-93

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