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Yellowknife Begins Week with Large Amounts of Fresh Snow

Over Sunday night and early Monday morning, the City of Yellowknife experienced a heavy volume of snow to start off the week.

Last night, forecasts were calling for 10 to 15 cm, and travel conditions are expected to become more difficult. The City’s Public Works crews have been preparing for heavy snow, and roads were cleared beforehand in accordance to a priority system. High traffic areas and areas close to schools have a higher priority than low traffic residential roads.

Residents are advised to walk and drive with caution. The City will continue to monitor updated forecasts as the weather event approaches. Other ways to help include only taking trips through the city if you absolutely need to, and give yourself plenty of time to reach your destination.

If your car is parked on a priority route, please move it to make room for plows. If you are unable to clear your sidewalk and have no other alternatives, you are encouraged to sign up for the Snow Angel Program, where volunteers are matched with people with mobility issues to help clear their sidewalks. Don’t push snow from your driveway onto the road as this can cause a traffic hazard.

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