The City of Toronto says it’s ready for the worst that winter could bring.
The chair of the public works and infrastructure committee Councillor Jaye Robinson addressed the media on location at the Eastern Avenue works yard, Monday, assuring attendees that they are ready.
In the plan, Expressways will see snow ploughs out – at the first sign of snow, with city main roads ploughed at 5 centimeters – and local roads cleared at 8 centimeters.
It’s estimated that this years cost for snow removal will be about $85 Million.
Robinson also urged city residents to do their part – by insulating pipes to prevent bursting. Last year’s record cold brought in about 4,500 calls for residents need assistance with water issues related to the cold.
The city enlisted 571 road ploughs and driveway machines, 329 sidewalk plows, and 202 salt trucks as part of their artillery to fight the white stuff.
Cyclists will see some assistance for their journey as well, as a priority network of bike lanes and cycle tracks have been targeted in the downtown for salting and plowing.
— Jaye Robinson (@JayeRobinson) November 23, 2015