Côte Saint-Luc reminds residents to do their part to ensure safer roads and sidewalks

Côte Saint-Luc, January 17, 2007 – The City of Côte Saint-Luc has posted on its website (www.cote-saint-luc.qc.ca) safety information about the snow clearing operation and reminders about snow dumping rules.

“Again this winter, we are urging residents not to dump snow from their private property onto the streets or sidewalk,” Mayor Anthony Housefather said. “We want clean streets and sidewalks that are safe for pedestrians and cars to navigate.”

The snow clearing information posted on the Côte Saint-Luc website also reminds residents to monitor their children when snow clearing trucks are in the area, respect all parking restrictions, avoid placing garbage bags or recycling bins on the sidewalk or street and more.

About snow clearing operations

Côte Saint-Luc applies road salt and abrasives to main roads and intersections to maintain traffic flow and keep our roads safe when snow or frozen snow begins falling. Once 2.5 cm of snow have fallen, snow clearing operations begin.

During a heavy snowfall, Côte Saint-Luc clears snow from major roadways first. Once precipitation has stopped, the accumulated snow along the edge of these major roadways is removed by our snow blowing equipment.

During snow removal, there is always a spotter in front of the snow blower and any obstruction will lead to an immediate halt in operations as a safety precaution.

The snow removal budget for Côte Saint-Luc in 2007 is $1.5 million, which represents about 4.5 percent of the entire Côte Saint-Luc budget.

Residents can read more about snow clearing operations in Côte Saint-Luc at the city website, www.cote-saint-luc.qc.ca.

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For more information: Darryl Levine, 514-485-8905, dlevine@cote-saint-luc.qc.ca

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