Blizzard response and recovery News Release

December 5, 2013 / For Immediate Release

AIRDRIE, ALBERTA – After the blizzard that ended mid-day December 3, 2013, the City of Airdrie is working hard to keep our city moving.

“Our snowfighters have been working extremely hard in challenging conditions to get our city moving,” says Mayor Peter Brown. “Our residents have pitched in to help each other dig out, I love our community spirit and I want thank residents for their continued patience as we get to communities that still need work.”

Contracted resources have been added to the City’s snow and ice fleet, more than doubling the fleet for a total of 24 pieces of equipment working 24/7 to clear the roadways.

Priority 1 roadways (arterials) are generally in good winter driving condition with some areas of packed snow cover and icy sections. Priority 2 roadways (residential collector roadways) are generally in good winter driving condition though the travel width may be narrow in some sections due to the presence of parked vehicles or excessive windrow heights.

Residential roadways and windrows

Straight-blading has occurred in all communities to ensure access and egress by providing single-lane pathways down the middle of the road. Windrows are an unfortunate result of snowplowing and the single-lane pass will result in windrows on residential streets.

To see what communities we are working in now, please check this regularly updated Snow and Ice page on The attached map will be updated regularly on this page as well.


Media Contact:
Lynda Phelan
Corporate Communications
403.948.8800 ext. 8722


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