Thunder Bay Roads Report Snow Clearing Ongoing

Clearing snowbanks in downtown Thunder Bay helps businesses and makes the streets safer
Clearing snowbanks in downtown Thunder Bay helps businesses and makes the streets safer

Clearing snowbanks in downtown Thunder Bay helps businesses and makes the streets safer
Clearing snowbanks in downtown Thunder Bay helps businesses and makes the streets safer

THUNDER BAY – NEWS – The snowfall overnight is in the process of being cleared from Thunder Bay’s streets.

The task is going to take a little time. The City reports, “Following yesterday’s snowfall City Road Crews are out in full force. Road crews started plowing arterial and collector streets at 1 am this morning and were completed by 7 am”.

“Due to the quantity of snow fall received in combination with blowing snow, some of the arterial and collector streets need to be re-plowed, this will delay our response to residential plowing,” said Brad Adams, Manager – Roads Division. “We anticipate to be completed the re-plowing of arterial, collector streets by noon at which time we will move into residential streets.”

Residential street plowing will commence this afternoon and will continue throughout the weekend and is expected to be complete by Monday.

Sidewalk snow clearing started at 2 am this morning on the arterial collector streets sidewalks and in the core areas. Sidewalk snow clearing should be completed within three to five days.

Help Us Work Efficiently – Residents are reminded:

  • Be careful! Stay back when following a plow or sander. Give these large pieces of equipment extra room to maneuver. Do not pass. Turning a plow in an intersection often means the driver must back up while making the turn. For safety’s sake – please stay back!
  • Be patient. Be assured that crews are working hard to keep roads open and safe.
  • Take your time when travelling to your destination. Winter weather can present some challenging driving conditions – slow down and remember to drive to road conditions.
  • Remember that calendar parking restrictions are enforced regardless of weather conditions. Be aware and follow the parking regulations for your street.