Friday, February 28, 2014
All of the 2.8 million ash trees in York Region are at risk due to the Emerald Ash Borer. We must act now to defend our urban forest through treatment and replanting!
Help spread the word and become an EAB Ambassador. Attend this training workshop in Newmarket on Saturday May 31, 2014. It’s easy and LEAF will help you every step of the way! Learn how to identify ash trees and the signs of EAB. Find out about tree planting programs available to you and how to effectively share that information with your neighbours. All attendees will receive a resource kit. http://bit.ly/1loI3bC
Thursday, February 27, 2014
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Friday, February 21, 2014
Sunday, February 9, 2014
Arterial and Primary Roads Operations
Crews dispatched for a 4am start to plow and apply winter material
Secondary Roads Operations
These roads were plowed in conjunction with the Local Road plow last evening / overnight. Surface conditions are being monitored.
Local Roads and Rear Lanes
Local Roads and Rear Lanes have been plowed. Surface conditions are being monitored.
Sidewalks Crews Dispatched
Crews dispatched for a 4am start to plow sidewalks.
Driveway Windrow Assistance
Ongoing in accordance with Local Road plow as per City standards.
Municipal Parking and Community Centers Lots
Crews dispatched at 4am to service Municipal lots and Facilities.
Weather Updates – Glossary of Terms
Description Level of Service
Night Service Winter operation maintenance on Arterial & Primary Collector routes (i.e. Denison & John Streets)
Arterial roads carry large volumes of traffic, include transit and emergency routes for ambulance, fire, police, etc.
Salted and/or plowed to achieve a ‘bare surface’ condition, 24 hrs/day, 7 days/week throughout the winter season.
Primary roads distribute traffic to both Town and Regional arterial roads. They provide access to schools, churches, community centers and industrial/commercial areas.
Salted and/or plowed to achieve a ‘bare surface’ condition between the hrs of 7am and 6pm, 7 days/week throughout the winter season.
Secondary roads distribute traffic onto to primary roads. They include roads with extreme hills, curves and access points.
Sanded or plowed as required to achieve center bare conditions between 7am and 6pm, 7 days/week throughout the winter season.
Local roads generally carry very low volumes of traffic and are not intended to carry through traffic; and
Lanes provide access to garages and parking spaces at the rear of homes and business
Local roads and lanes are acceptable in a snow packed condition. Plowing will be carried out only when snow accumulations reach or exceed 7.5cm. If the snowfall is continuing, plowing will commence once snowfall ceases or accumulations exceed 12cm. Normal plowing operations will take approx. 16 hours. Snow plowing will be continuous until completed.
Cul-de-sacs are plowed to ensure access by residents, service and emergency vehicles. A follow-up cleaning using front-end loaders clears outside boundaries of the cul-de-sac, piling snow toward the centre of the circle. This snow remains in the centre until it exceeds the storage capacity of the cul-de-sac.
Sidewalks All sidewalks are plowed within 24hrs of the end of a snowfall when accumulations reach 5cm or more. Priority service is provided according to the road classification. Special attention is given to sidewalks near schools and bus stops. Plowing and sanding takes approx. 14hrs to complete.
Municipal Parking Lots
Appropriate material will be applied to designated areas, in conjunction with environmental conditions (i.e. salt, sand or de-icing material)
Plowing will commence when there is a minimum of at 5cm of snow cover
Bus Stops York Region Transit is responsible for maintaining all bus stop shelters and can be reached at 905-762-2100, or the Region of York Operations Dispatch can be reached at 905-762-1283, Ext. 5841 / 5842.
Windrow Removal Service Windrow Removal Service is available for Seniors 60yrs of age and older and/or for physically challenged persons. Proof of identification and a valid doctor’s certificate is required for all persons living at the same address. The service includes clearing the centre portion of the driveway windrow (one car width), and does not include clearing the remainder of snow from private approaches to residence or driveways or the windrow left by the sidewalk plow. It may take up to 8 hours after the snowplow has plowed the street.
Super Mailboxes Canada Post is responsible for maintaining all super mailboxes and can be reached at 1-866-607-6301.