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January 27, 2004
Snow Ploughs, Salt Trucks Take on Winter Storm
  
The City of Toronto's fleet of snow ploughs, salt trucks and sidewalk ploughs
continue to tackle the worst winter storm of the season.

Crews began ploughing the main roads and expressways yesterday afternoon and
ploughing on the side streets continued overnight. Due to the nature of the
storm, ploughs continue will work continuously throughout the day and tomorrow.

"Our first priority is to keep the main roads clear for emergency and transit
vehicles," said Gary Welsh, Director, Toronto Transportation Services. "We
will continue to plough the local roads as well, but we ask people to be
patient."

Welsh added that the public should use public transit wherever possible and
limit discretionary travel as well. To assist with ploughing operations, the
public is encouraged to keep parked cars off the street and make sure that snow
from sidewalks and driveways is shoveled onto private property and not pushed
back onto the roads.

Residents who want information about the city's snow clearing operation can
call 416-338-SNOW (7669).

Media contact: Steve Johnston
Sr. Communications Coordinator,
Works and Emergency Services Department,
416-392-4391



 

 

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