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Winter Priorities & FAQ

PLOWING, SANDING AND SNOW REMOVAL PRIORITIES

The priorities are: Street Intersections, Stop Signs, Hills, Curves, School Zones, Bus Stops.

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PLOWING
    Priority 1
    Driving lanes on major arterial roads plowed within 12 hours.

    Priority 2
    Driving lanes on secondary collector roads plowed to compacted snow surface within 36 hours

    Priority 3
    Driving lanes on residential streets plowed to a compacted snow surface within 96 hours.
SANDING - street signalized intersections, stop signs, hills, curves, school zones, bus stops.
    Priority 1
    All intersections and roads sanded within 4 hours

    Priority 2
    All intersections and roads sanded with 6 hours of completion of Priority #1

    Priority 3
    All roads sanded with 12 hours of completion of Priority #2

SIDEWALK CLEARING

Residents and businesses shall be responsible for clearing of snow from sidewalks in front of their property as soon as possible following a snowfall in accordance with District Bylaws.

As time and equipment permits, the Municipality may clean sidewalks after a snowfall. Ice Control (non hazardous material) will be limited to sidewalks fronting Municipal facilities or as directed by the Bylaw Enforcement Officer.

    Priority #1
    Sidewalks on major arterials that have no abutting residences or businesses

    Priority #2
    Sidewalks fronting bus routes, schools and businesses

    Priority #3
    Sidewalks fronting residences.

SNOW REMOVAL

Snow Removal shall be undertaken in situations where lack of adequate storage prohibits the normal winter movement of vehicular and / or pedestrian traffic and for reasons of safety such as sigh restrictions at intersections.

    Priority #1
    Streets in the downtown area

    Priority #2
    Locations where sight restrictions are created by piled snow

    Priority #3
    Windrows of snow at bus stops, school drop off zones, and important public and business areas.
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