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Snow Removal

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Snow Removal Schedule - February 26 - March 2, 2018

Monday February 26, 2018

  • Both sides of Franklin Avenue from Forrest Drive to Reservoir Road; and
  • All of Lamoureux road; and
  • All of Bourque Drive.

Tuesday February 27, 2018

  • Old Airport Road from Borden Drive to Co-op Corner; and
  • All of Bromley Drive and Bromley Court.

Wednesday February 28, 2018

  • Old Airport Road from Co-op Corner to Borden Drive; and
  • 51st Street from 52nd Avenue to Fraser Tower; and
  • 53rd Street from 52nd Avenue to 53rd Avenue; and
  • All of Larocque Crescent.

Thursday March 1, 2018

  • Lane between 51st Street and 49th Street; and
  • All of Kasteel Drive.

Friday March 2, 2018

  • All of Beck Court; and
  • All of Hordal Road.

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 - February 19 - February 23, 2018

Monday February 19, 2018

  • Old Airport Road from Range Lake Road to Byrne Road; and
  • Braathen Avenue from Finlayson Drive to Arden Avenue; and
  • Banke Crescent from Arden Avenue to Parker Park.

Tuesday February 20, 2018

  • 52nd Avenue from Ravens Court to 49th Street; and
  • All of Horton Crescent.

Wednesday February 21, 2018

  • 52nd Avenue from 49th Street to Franklin Avenue;
  • All of Calder Crescent.

Thursday February 22, 2018

  • All of Forrest Drive North; and
  • All of Ptarmigan Road; and
  • Rivett Crescent from Borden Drive to Kasteel Drive.

Friday February 23, 2018

  • All of deMelt Crescent; and
  • Rivett Crescent from Kasteel Drive to Magrum Crescent.

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 - February 12 - February 16, 2018

Monday February 12, 2018

  • Old Airport Road from Franklin Avenue to Byrne Road; and
  • Haener Drive from Moyle Drive to Haener Court.

Tuesday February 13, 2018]

  • Old Airport Road from Byrne Road to Borden Drive; and
  • Driscoll Road from deWeerdt Drive to Moyle Drive; and
  • deWeerdt Drive from Haener Drive to deWeerdt Court.

Wednesday February 14, 2018

  • Old Airport Road from Borden Drive to Range Lake Road; and
  • Gitzel Street from Franklin Avenue to Matonabee Street.

Thursday February 15, 2018

  • Old Airport Road from Byrne Road to Franklin Avenue; and
  • Moyle Drive from Haener Drive to Haener Drive.

Friday February 16, 2018

  • Rycon Drive from Con Road South East to Burwash Drive.

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 - February 5 - February 9, 2018

Monday February 5, 2018

  • Trails End Crescent from 43rd Street to 43rd Street; and
  • Con Road from 54th Street to House #73.

Tuesday February 6, 2018

  • 43rd Street and Niven Drive from Franklin Avenue to Ballantyne Court.

Wednesday February 7, 2018

  • 49A Avenue from 43rd Street to 42nd Street; and
  • 42nd Street from 49A Avenue to Franklin Avenue; and
  • Matonabee Street from Franklin Avenue to McMahon Trail; and
  • Arden Avenue from Dagenais Drive to Finlayson Drive.

Thursday February 8, 2018

  • 50A Avenue from 57th Street to 54th Street; and
  • 44th Street, 45th Street, and 46th Street from 49th Avenue to Franklin Avenue

Friday February 9, 2018

  • 54th Avenue from 52nd Street to School Draw Avenue; and
  • Niven Drive from Ballantyne Court to Haener Drive.

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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