County of Grande Prairie residential snow removal crews resumed work this morning and will continue while temperatures remain above -35 °C.  

Crews are removing snow in the Hamlet of Hythe as well as collecting windrows in the Hamlet of Clairmont, starting from 116 Ave toward 100 Ave. Parking restrictions are in place between 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. 

The County’s inclement weather procedure states that non-emergency road maintenance operations must be stopped if temperatures fall below -35 °C. Working in frigid temperatures is a safety hazard and increases the risks of damaging road maintenance equipment. The public is asked to remain patient while crews work as efficiently as possible while weather conditions allow. 

Residents are reminded to watch the digital “No Parking” signs when entering select residential areas in the County, including the Hamlet of Hythe, the subdivisions of Wedgewood, Maple Ridge and Taylor Estates, as well as Whispering Ridge, Westlake Estates and 116 Ave to 100 Ave in the Hamlet of Clairmont. When the signs are lit, temporary parking restrictions are in place and street parking is not permitted between 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.  

Vehicles left on the street when a parking restriction is in place may be ticketed and/or towed. Residents are reminded that piling snow onto roadways is illegal and could result in a $100 fine, as it slows the snow clearing process and creates a traffic safety hazard.  

New this season, residents are encouraged to subscribe to stay in the know about snow removal at www.countygp.ab.ca/snowremoval. As crews make progress clearing in these residential areas and new temporary parking restrictions are put in place, updates will be emailed to webpage subscribers and appear on the interactive web map. 

This residential snow removal process including temporary parking restrictions is in place in neighbourhoods or communities with a concrete curb and gutter, and street parking. Snow removal in rural areas, and other County subdivisions with ditches along the road like Carriage Land and Goldenrod Estates, are on a separate schedule.  

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Media contact: 
Clint Diederich 
Public Works Operations Manager 
780-532-9722