The City of Charlottetown wishes to thank the public for their continued cooperation and patience as the snow removal operations continue.
There are more than 40 pieces of snow removal equipment working to clear streets and sidewalks following the blizzard on Sunday and Monday that dumped a record of more than 85 centimetres of snow in Charlottetown.
"Our appreciation goes out to the community and the Province for their continued cooperation and to the City employees and many contractors who have worked a tremendous number of hours before, during and after this latest storm," said Charlottetown Mayor Clifford Lee. "Our emergency services have been able to respond to every call, thanks to plow operators who have been on-call to help. Everyone has been working together to keep our City safe."
"Crews have made great progress opening streets and sidewalks in the City thanks to the continued cooperation of our citizens and compliance with the parking restrictions," said Councillor Terry Bernard, Chair of the City’s Public Works and Urban Beautification Committee. "There is still a lot of work to do, but every street is now open and we are now working to widen streets and haul snow."
The City’s regular contractors have been getting some additional help from City employees and other private contractors. The focus overnight Wednesday and into Thursday morning is to widen streets with industrial blowers and heavy equipment in the suburban residential areas. Street widening and snow hauling will be taking place in school zones overnight and snow hauling will also take place in the downtown core. Sidewalks have been cleared in the commercial downtown and machinery will also be working on sidewalks in school zones.
The parking restriction for City streets is continuing with another announcement being made by Thursday afternoon. The restriction applies to all parking on all city streets. As streets are cleared and parking spaces are available, vehicles will be permitted to park in legal/metered spaces. Any vehicles parked on the side of the road risk being ticketed and towed. Vehicles impeding traffic or snow removal operations will be ticketed and towed, including vehicles parked in spaces that are still snow filled.
Motorists are encouraged to carpool or take advantage of transit. The schedule is available at triustransit.ca. Parking spaces have also been cleared at the Peakes Quay parking lot, the Railyard lot, Queens Wharf lot, and the Grafton Street lot across from the Charlottetown Event Grounds.
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