Snow removal

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Plow Tracker

 

We’re committed to keeping our roads, bike lanes and sidewalks safe and clear of snow and ice.

What the Plow Tracker shows

blue circle with white arrow inside City snow plows
Red circle with white arrow insideSidewalk snow plows
green circle with white arrow inside Contractor snow plows
thick red linePrimary roads
medium-width amber lineSecondary roads
thin yellow lineResidential roads

During residential plow outs, Plow Tracker shows our plows and contractor plows working together to clear roads, bike lanes and sidewalks. On other days, Plow Tracker shows plows doing regular winter road maintenance like using salt, sand, and brine to keep the roads, bike lanes and sidewalks clear of ice.

The City plows primary roads first, then secondary roads. Residential roads are plowed after at least eight centimetres of snow. Residential plow outs are typically completed within 24 hours after the snowfall stops. 

When it snows, we plow. Please wait 24 hours to report a concern about roads or bike lanes and 48 hours to report a concern about sidewalks.

Help out your neighbours by

  • Allow for extra commute times and drive according to road conditions
  • Never pass a snow plow
  • If you’re able, please help clear sidewalks near your property
  • Keep fire hydrants and storm drains clear of snow
  • Shovel a spot for your waste carts, or place them in the driveway one foot from the curb
  • Move parked cars off the streets to make room for snow plows and emergency vehicles

Video: how to clear storm drains without a shovel

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