The recent winter storm is creating extra hazards on local streets.
 
Snow plows are out in full force, but crews in Strathcona County are still busy cleaning up from the last one.
 
"First and foremost we're asking residents just to be patient with the equipment and the crews. They're working 24/7, they're focusing certainly on the task at hand, but also doing their best to look out for residents," said Strathcona County director of transportation and agriculture services, David Churchill.
 
Snow plows drive between 30 and 50 km/h when blading snow and applying salt and sand to roadways.
 
Drivers should stay 10-15 metres behind them and only pass when safe to do so.
 
"We want to make sure that the motoring public pays attention to the arrow board operators as well, we don't want vehicles passing the snow blowers because typically we have a truck coming up behind them to catch the snow," added Churchill.
 
Plow operators pull over frequently to allow queued traffic to pass.
 
During winter storms, priority is given to clearing major highways with high volumes of traffic and emergency services routes.
 
 
 
 

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