Snow Routes

Snow routes, also known as collector roads, are the main, high-traffic roads typically within subdivisions. All snow routes are identified year-round by permanently-affixed signs on street lamp posts.

Parking is permitted on snow routes until snow routes are declared active. When snow routes are active, yellow signs will be posted along the route and residents will have 24 hours from the time the sign is posted to remove any vehicles from the route (signs are posted a minimum of 24 hours in advance of the start of snow removal operations). Vehicles that are not removed will be towed. Once the yellow signs are removed, parking will again be permitted. When snow routes are active, residents can check snow route progress online.

Snow route FAQs

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Snow removal on snow routes occurs when snow accumulates to a minimum of five centimetres and other higher priority roads have been cleared to an acceptable condition.

A snow route is a main, high-traffic road typically located within a subdivision. Residential street snow removal is when snow is removed from all the streets within a subdivision. Snow routes are a higher priority than residential streets and are typically cleared when snow accumulates to a minimum of five centimetres. Residential street snow removal doesn't occur until snow accumulates to a minimum of 22 centimetres.

When snow routes are active, progress is updated on a daily basis (Monday to Friday) on the City's website.

Yes. As a grader moves down a street, it is followed by a skid steer loader that will clear driveways by removing sections of the windrow that were created by the grader. There can be a gap between when the grader passes by and when the skid steer loader catches up, but the intent is to remove windrows from the front of private driveways as soon as possible.

This part of your property is technically a roadway right-of-way, which is publicly owned and designed to provide space for items such as public sidewalks, utilities, fire hydrants, City trees, road signs and snow storage. The depth of the right-of-way typically ranges from two to five metres from the curb and the City uses this space to store snow that has been removed from the road. Snow will not be piled on a public sidewalk.

The snow will not be removed. As outlined in the City's Snow and Ice Control Policy, "the opening of windrows at private sidewalks is the responsibility of the property owner."

Snow route progress

When snow routes are active, this information is updated daily Monday to Friday during normal business hours (8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.).

Please note: This list is alphabetical and not in sequence of snow removal.

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