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Winter Maintenance Zones Seeing Changes with Dates, Subzones, and Relaxed Days

Fort McMurray, AB, Canada / MIX 103.7
Winter Maintenance Zones Seeing Changes with Dates, Subzones, and Relaxed Days

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Changes are coming for the Winter Maintenance Zone program as it gets set to enter its third year.

The zones will still be activated in mid-October, however, there will be major changes for dates and subzones.

The Monday and Tuesday zones are now being grouped together, while each WMZ will be split into four subzones. Also starting this year, if an area hasn’t received enough snow to be plowed, the zone will be relaxed allowing drivers to park on the streets during their designated days.

Municipal staff will place stickers on affected “No Parking” signs if the WMZ has changed in the area.

“We are always seeking ways to improve on our service delivery to residents, and the changes made to this year’s program will help us to better communicate,” said Kelly Colbourne, Manager of Public Works & Transit Services.

The RMWB is also reminding motorists once the program starts – crews will begin to bring out equipment for training, testing, checking plowing routes and assessing safety hazards. Drivers are being asked to follow the equipment, if needed, from a safe distance.

Once the WMZ’s are activated, on-street parking will not be available for one-day a week, depending on each zone, from 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. To find out what zone and subzone you’re in, you can go to rmwb.ca/snowplow.

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