Preparing for Incoming Snowfall

Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for Southern Alberta that includes the Town of Irricana. A cold front is making its way dropping temperatures below zero and an estimated 20-30cm of Snow is expected to fall in the next 5 days. The Town’s front-line staff will be monitoring conditions over the next 48 hours and preparing snow and ice control measures to ensure safe commuter passage in the community.

Please note:  During a weather event, where snow continuously accumulates, front-line staff will prioritize clearing the Town’s designated Emergency Route to ensure safe passage along this corridor. This procedure will be repeated until the weather event has passed or snow is no longer accumulating. Once this priority objective has been achieved, staff will move into the secondary/connector road systems, followed by Town Owned Parking Lots and pathways.  Residential streets will be maintained following or as needed to ensure safe passage in these areas. Snow removal including wind rows, will commence once all priority objectives are met. Our entire procedure can take 7-8 days following the end of the snow event, we thank you for your understanding. 

You can help! If able, we kindly ask to keep vehicles off the street along the Town’s emergency route to keep the parking lanes open. This is extremely helpful as our procedure requires us to clear snow from the road center, angling it towards the curb into the parking lane during each pass creating a windrow that may impact ease of access to your vehicle. We use this method to enable staff to keep open lanes of traffic in both directions during a continuous snowfall. We appreciate the support, if you can provide. 

Please watch for crews and equipment working during this event to ensure safety for all. Thank you for your cooperation as we navigate through this event with you.

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