The municipality announces the start of the winter maintenance season


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It’s that time of year again, the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo (RMWB) has announced that the winter maintenance season has begun.

During the winter months, the residential areas of Fort McMurray are divided into four sub-zones for snow removal.

These are then divided into areas that are active on specific days of the week.

Find your residential street subzone on nearby posted signage or by using the Find Your Zone tool.

Any vehicle left parked in an active area is towed, which allows municipal teams to properly clear the street.

Over 800 vehicles were towed during the 2021-22 winter season and over 1,000 parking tickets were issued.

With the combination of record snowfall and many vehicles parked in active Winter Maintenance Zones (WMZs), the RMWB considered last winter season to be “more difficult than the others”.

“We are working hard to prepare for this season and will have new replacement equipment ready and more resources for our Pulse team to meet resident requests,” said Keith Smith, Director of Public Works. “It takes a big community effort every year to make winter maintenance a success – we removed such a mountain of snow from the streets last season that there is still some that hasn’t completely melted yet.”

All subzones are currently relaxed until further notice.

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