Snow clearing changes still 4 winters away

By Kate Porter, CBC News Ottawa, April 4, 2019

Ottawa residents will have to wait four winters to see the results of a wide-ranging review of the standards city crews use to determine how quickly and how thoroughly they clean up after a big snow storm.

On Wednesday, Ottawa's transportation committee set in motion a major review of its winter maintenance standards, which haven't been updated since 2003.

The report and its recommendations won't be tabled until the fall of 2021, in time for 2022 budget deliberations. That means any changes implemented as a result won't come until the winter of 2022-23, after the next municipal election, according to public works general manager Kevin Wylie.

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