Winter Road Maintenance

Posted: January 5th, 2022 In Announcements
Winter Road Maintenance
Posted On: January 5th, 2022


Winter road maintenance is expensive, dangerous and time consuming. There are several ways that you can help make the job more cost effective and safe.

If there is a snowfall and you have a vehicle parked on the roadway, please remove it as soon as possible. If it is not moved the vehicle may be ploughed in or subject to towing. It is the owner’s responsibility to shovel it out.

Any obstructions to the plow trucks placed on public right of ways such as rocks, fences, markers, rebar, flags, or planters should be removed for the winter.

These may be destroyed by snowplow operations or they can do substantial damage to plow equipment. Owners of such obstructions may be at risk if equipment is unnecessarily damaged. Public works may find it necessary to remove obstructions to plow trucks. The public right of way may typically extend from two to three meters from the edge of blacktop and is essential for the storage of snow between snow events.

Winter operations require large, heavy equipment. Our snow contractors make every effort to minimize the amount of snow that gets plowed into driveways. However, it is almost inevitable that this will occur. Homeowners are responsible for removal of berms across their driveways. DO NOT PUSH THE SNOW BACK ONTO THE ROAD PLEASE.

Placing snow on public spaces in a manner that impedes pedestrian or vehicle traffic is unsafe and can cause accidents.

We appreciate your consideration and cooperation throughout the winter season.

Public Works