- View information on snow clearing on private property.
- View information on The Snow and Ice Program (PDF)
With over 400 lane
Snow Clearing Priority
Snow and ice control operations by the city such as salting, plowing and removal, in some instances, are performed 24 hours a day. Clearing snow can take up to three days after the end of a snowstorm and is completed based on a predetermined priority basis.
During and after a significant snowfall, the primary concern is keeping the arterial routes / major roads clear and passable. These routes may be done several times prior to other roads being done once, which can leave secondary roads noticeably unattended.
With a significant
- Major arterial and collector routes - 30 Street and Okanagan Avenue (
may beplowed several times during a snow event before all streets are cleared)
- Hospital, bus routes, school zones
andsevere hill areas
- Major local routes - 17 Street SE between Auto Road SE and Okanagan Avenue and similar streets
- Local streets / subdivisions
- No thru roads and cul-de-sacs
- Gravel roads,
lane ways, back alleys and dead endroads
- Sidewalks (Low Priority Area)
The City plows or blows snow from the sidewalks with school zones and steep areas on a priority basis. Sidewalks are cleared by the City at the same time as the street snow removal is done during regular hours of operation, not on weekends or on overtime situations.
Please visit our Request Tracker to advise the city of any maintenance issues.