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Regina snow crews clear major arteries, take on downtown
Published Friday, November 23, 2012 3:37PM CST
Officials say crews have been working feverishly to clear the 10 to 15 centimetres of snow that fell in Regina over the past few days.
Chris Warren, the city’s manager of winter maintenance, said crews were on schedule to finish plowing major streets in Regina sometime Friday afternoon.
“The month of November is a little bit above average (for snowfall) compared to previous winters,” Warren said at a news conference Friday.
So far, the city has spent $3.1 million of the $5.7 million earmarked in the budget for snow removal. Another $3.5 million is set aside in a reserve fund.
“We’re forecasting we’ll have enough money to get through this year,” Warren said.
Removal and plowing in downtown area is scheduled for tonight and tomorrow night. The city also plans to eventually tackle the remaining 20 per cent of residential streets that crews didn’t get to after the first storm this month.
Regina has received about 50 centimetres of snow so far this month.