The Town is responsible for winter road maintenance including, plowing, sanding and salting more than 358 kilometers of roadways.
The Town does its best to quickly clear the snow and ice to reduce hazards to motorists and pedestrians. It is important to note however, that the Town must comply with the Government of Ontario's Minimum Maintenance Standard for all roads.
A number of factors including temperature, future forecasts and precipitation determine how and when plowing, salting or sanding should take place.
What Can You Do To Help?
- Respect the Traffic and Parking By-law 02-27 Section 13 Winter Parking Restrictions. - keep parked cars off the streets.
- Respect the Use and Care of Roads By-law 02-100 Section 2.a. General Prohibitions - don't throw or deposit snow or ice on a roadway, sidewalk, or boulevard or across a roadway.
- Remind children not to climb, play or dig forts on snowbanks.
These activities improve road and sidewalk safety, increase the efficiency of our snow plow operations and help reduce the cost of winter services as streets can be plowed properly with one pass.
In accordance with By-Law 02-27 Traffic and Parking - Section 13:
No person shall park, or stand a vehicle or permit a vehicle to remain parked on any highway or in a municipal parking lot between the hours of 1:30 a.m. to 7:00 a.m. from November 1 in any year to April 15 of the following year, both dates inclusive.
No person shall park or stand a vehicle or permit a vehicle to remain parked on any highway at any time when the highway is specially marked with signs indicating snow removal or when such person has received verbal or written notice from a representative of the Town indicating the prohibition of parking.