City begins residential plowing on Friday

Red Deerians reminded that parking restrictions will be in effect

  • Jan. 12, 2017 4:56 p.m.

Residential plowing begins on Jan. 13th, and residents are reminded parking restrictions are in effect during plowing. Vehicles left on the street on Green Routes will be ticketed and towed, and on Grey Routes they will be ticketed and plowed in.

“Vehicles left on the street slow down our operations so we’re asking for the help and cooperation of residents,” said Greg Sikora, Public Works manager. “We have lots of tools available to help residents find out when they need to move their vehicle to avoid a ticket.”

Notify Red Deer, the City of Red Deer’s new mass notification system, allows residents to sign up to receive Snow Zone alerts by text, email or phone, and multiple addresses can be entered (e.g., parents’ house, work, children’s schools, etc.). Notifications will be sent one to two days in advance of plowing to notify residents when their Snow Zone and Route will be plowed. The first 5,000 residents who sign up at will be entered in a draw to win a one year family recreation pass to use at any City recreation centre.

Other ways to check the plowing schedule include online at, on the City of Red Deer’s facebook and Twitter pages or by calling the Snow Zone Hotline at 403-406-8796.

‘No parking’ signs on Green Routes; large signs at the entrances to neighbourhoods on Grey Routes.

The tentative plowing schedule to date is as follows Green Routes in Snow Zones E and F will start Jan. 13th, Green Routes in Snow Zone G will start Jan. 14th, Grey Routes in Snow Zone E will start Jan. 17th, and Grey Routes in Snow Zone F will start Jan. 18th.

The remaining Snow Zones will be scheduled and announced in alphabetical order until complete, ending in Snow Zone C (Snow Zone D, which is the downtown area, was completed in December). We start in a different Snow Zone each time a program is triggered and we started in Snow Zone C last time.

Plowing occurs from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday to Saturday on Green Routes, and Monday to Friday on Grey Routes.

Green Routes are plowed to bare pavement, the snow is removed and there are no windrows. Grey Routes are plowed to a 5 cm snowpack, and windrows are left on both sides of the street. Windrows from front driveways will be cleared and the snow will be placed on the windrows on the remainder of the street.

For more information about the new snow and ice program, please visit

– Fawcett

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