The first spring sweep is just around the corner.
With some late snows and wet streets, the spring sweeping schedule is a little later than last year, but crews are ready to get out and pick up the excess sand from the winter, the City of Cold Lake said in a press release.
“Every year the first spring sweep is dependent on good weather,” said Mayor Craig Copeland. “The roads need to be dry for the sand to be picked up, and if the weather holds, it looks like we’ll be getting into our residential areas over the next few weeks.”
Sweeping began on Monday, and crews will be following a schedule that eventually covers all the neighbourhoods in Cold Lake, while avoiding conflicts with waste collection.
Residents can find out when sweeping will occur in their area by visiting the city website, or checking the city’s Facebook page.
Any updates due to changes in the weather will also be posted.
If any areas are postponed due to rain, they are typically moved to the end of the schedule.
To help get a clean sweep in, residents are encouraged to move any vehicles on their street prior to the sweeper coming.
Here’s the street sweeping schedule: