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Snow Removal Schedule - March 25, 2019 - March 29, 2019

 *RESCHEDULED to March 18 - 20, 2019*

Due to the warming temperatures snow removal for the week of March 25 - March 29, 2019 has been rescheduled for the week of March 18 - 20, 2019.

Snow Removal Schedule - March 18, 2019 - March 22, 2019

Monday, March 18, 2019

  • Alley between 52nd Street and 53rd Street from 49th Avenue to 50th Avenue; and
  • Alley between 51st Street and 52nd Street from 49th Avenue to 50th Avenue; and
  • Alley between 49th Street and 50th Street from 49th Avenue to 50th Avenue; and
  • Alley between 44th Street and 45th Street from 49th Avenue to 50th Avenue; and
  • Alley between 43rd Street and 44th Street from 49th Avenue to 50th Avenue; and
  • 45th Street, 46th Street, 47th Street, and 48th Street off School Draw Avenue; and
  • Alley between 46th Street and 47th Street from 52nd Avenue to 47th Avenue; and
  • Alley between 47th Street and 48th Street from 51st Avenue to 52nd Avenue; and
  • Alley between 48th Street and 49th Street from 51st Avenue to 52nd Avenue; and
  • All of Dakota Court; and
  • All of Albatross Court; and
  • All of Daniels Court; and
  • All of Avery Court; and
  • All of Glick Court; and
  • Alley between 56th Street and 55th Street from 51st Avenue to Con Road; and
  • Alley between 55th Street and 54th Street from 51st Avenue to Con Road; and
  • 55th Street from 51st Avenue to Con Road; and
  • Spence Road from Bagon Drive to Hordal Road.

 

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

  • All of Hershman Road; and
  • All of Stout Road; and
  • Bryson Drive from Franklin Avenue to Brock Drive; and
  • All of Stinson Road; and
  • All of Range Lake Court; and
  • All of Lovell Court; and
  • All of Brown Court; and
  • 41A Street from Franklin Avenue to 49A Avenue; and
  • Alley between 48th Street and 49th Street from 49th Avenue to YK Motors; and
  • 49th Street from 49th Avenue to Visitor Center; and
  • Alley from 51st Street to 49th Street (Fraser Tower); and
  • Lundquist Road, load and haul windrow side of road; and
  • All of Brock Drive; and
  • Ragged Ass Road from Brock Drive to Bretzlaff Drive; and
  • Bretzlaff Drive from Hamilton Drive to Franklin Avenue; and
  • Hamilton Drive from Franklin Avenue to Bretzlaff Dirve; and
  • Hamilton Drive from Franklin Avenue to Stout Road; and
  • All of Tees Court; and
  • All of Perkins Court; and
  • All of Denison Court; and
  • All of Nuttall Court; and
  • All of Glowach Court.

 

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

  • Alley between 50th Street and 51st Street from 49th Avenue to 50th Avenue; and
  • Alley between 49th Street and 48th Street from 49th Avenue to 50th Avenue; and
  • Alley between 46th Street and 47th Street from 49th Avenue to 50th Avenue; and
  • Alley between 45th Street and 46th Street from 49th Avenue to 50th Avenue; and
  • 53rd Avenue from 54th Street to 52nd Street; and
  • All of Negus Place; and
  • All of Phinney Court; and
  • Alley behind Mildred Hall School from Franklin Avenue to Matonabee Street; and
  • Alley behind Matonabee Street from Matonabee Street to Franklin Avenue; and
  • Alley between 49th Street and 50th Street from 51st Avenue to 52nd Avenue; and
  • Alley between 50th Street and 51st Street from 51st Avenue to 52nd Avenue; and
  • Alley between 51st Street and 52nd Street from 51st Avenue to Greenstone Building; and
  • All of Bartesko Court; and
  • All of Foreman Court; and
  • Alley between 51st Street and 52nd Street from 51st Avenue to 52nd Avenue; and
  • Alley between 52nd Street and 53rd Street from 52nd Avenue to 53rd Avenue; and
  • Alley between 52nd Street and 53rd Street from 52nd Avenue to Union Centre; and
  • Alley between 51st Street and 52nd Street from 52nd Avenue to Fraser Tower; and
  • Alley between 53rd Street and 54th Street from 52nd Avenue to 53rd Avenue; and
  • All of Jason Court; and
  • All of Piro Court; and
  • All of Majaesic Court.

 

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Due to the warming temperatures snow removal will be cancelled.

 

Friday, March 22, 2019

Due to the warming temperatures snow removal will be cancelled.

 

Residents must ensure parked vehicles are removed from these streets by midnight tonight or they will be removed (towed). Residents are advised that there will be traffic delays in snow removal areas and if possible, to use an alternate route to avoid delays. The City asks residents to ensure Curbside Carts are returned to your property prior to the scheduled snow removal on your street. The City thanks you for your patience and reminds residents to use caution in snow removal areas and not pass moving equipment.

Snow Removal Schedule - March 11, 2019 - March 15, 2019

Monday, March 11, 2019

  • All of Stinson Road; and
  • Grace Lake Boulevard from Enterprise Drive to end. 

 

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

  • 48th Street from 49th Avenue to 52nd Avenue; and
  • 49th Street from 49th Avenue to 52nd Avenue.

 

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

  • 50th Street from 49th Avenue to 52nd Avenue; and
  • 53rd Street from 49th Avenue to 52nd Avenue.

 

Thursday, March 14, 2019

  • 49th Avenue from 53rd Street to 46th Street; and
  • 51st Street from 49th Avenue to 52nd Avenue.

 

Friday, March 15, 2019

  • 47th Street from 49th Avenue to 52nd Avenue; and
  • 52nd Street from 49th Avenue to 54th Avenue.

 

Residents must ensure parked vehicles are removed from these streets by midnight tonight or they will be removed (towed). Residents are advised that there will be traffic delays in snow removal areas and if possible, to use an alternate route to avoid delays. The City asks residents to ensure Curbside Carts are returned to your property prior to the scheduled snow removal on your street. The City thanks you for your patience and reminds residents to use caution in snow removal areas and not pass moving equipment.

Road Conditions and Heavy Snow Fall

The City of Yellowknife wishes to advise residents that in the event the city experiences heavy snow falls, the City may have no choice but to push snow from roads to the curbs in order to keep roads open to traffic. If this method is used, this will create a snow ridge across residents' driveways and snow on sidewalks, residents will have to shovel out their driveway entrances and if possible, help in cleaning the sidewalks. City By-law No. 4063 states that if residents are shovelling out their driveways, they must not put snow back onto the street as this can be a traffic hazard.

Snow Removal Operations

The City removes snow from Yellowknife's roads and where possible the sidewalks. Snow removal is generally performed once in residential areas and twice in the downtown core.

Snow removal operations involve a grader removing snow from roads and sidewalks. This process may result in a dropoff at residents' driveways.  The height may vary, depending on snow accumulation, but could be in the 100-300mm range (4-12 inches). Residents should plan on ramping their driveway to street level after snow removal as this is not performed by the City.

If driving before snow removal is completed, motorists should keep to the right of snow piles placed in the center of streets.

Residents must ensure parked vehicles are removed by midnight of the scheduled day or they  will be removed (towed).

Snow Removal Priority System

The City carries out snow removal, snow ploughing and winter street sand placement (sometimes referred to as sanding) to increase traction on the road and improve pedestrian and motorist safety. The City carries out snow removal on a priority system. High traffic areas and areas close to schools have a higher priority than low traffic residential roads.

The City asks for your continued patience as we work towards removing snow from City streets. We have received requests from some residents to carry out snow removal on their street, however we are not able to do so. To accelerate a request would mean postponing snow removal from a street that has a higher priority. A few reasons why a street may have a higher priority are: high vehicle or pedestrian traffic, location of a school, street may be narrow (a public safety concern), trucked services, public or school bus transit, etc. We do however investigate resident concerns, and if snow removal is not scheduled to take place soon, the City will plough the road with a grader in an attempt to improve the condition of the road. In the meantime, please drive safely.

Snow Removal from Sidewalks

See our Sidewalk Cleaning page for information on snow removal from sidewalks.

Snow Removal

  • The snow removal season typically runs from December to late April and is dependent on the weather.
  • Residents are informed of snow being removed from city streets by radio ads and signs that are placed 24 hours before removal.
  • Snow removal begins at 12:00 a.m. and takes place during the early morning to avoid conflicts with motorists, pedestrians and children at play.
  • Residents must ensure parked vehicles are removed by midnight of the scheduled day or they will be removed (towed).
  • Residents are advised that there will be traffic delays in snow removal areas and if possible to use an alternate route to avoid delays.

The City thanks you for your patience and reminds residents to use caution in snow removal areas and not pass moving equipment.

Snow Removal & Garbage Pick-Up

The City of Yellowknife needs your cooperation with snow removal and garbage pickup in your area. Please ensure streets are clear of obstacles for operators to perform snow removal in the early hours of the morning. Signs are placed 24 hours in advance in areas of snow removal so residents are aware snow removal will be taking place. The City would also like to remind residents that once garbage bins have been emptied to return them to your property so streets are clear for snow road maintenance.

The City appreciates your assistance in this matter to ensure a smooth snow removal transition.

For a map of snow plowing and sanding priorities, please visit the CityExplorer map tool.

 

If you would like to recognize a business for prompt and thorough snow removal, please visit our Golden Shovel page for information and the submission form.

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