Residential snow removal begins Tuesday, February 27

February 23, 2018

Residential snow removal begins Tuesday, February 27

County crews will start removing snow on residential streets starting at 6 a.m. on Tuesday, February 27.

Residents are asked to watch for large orange signs that state “Residential Street Snow Removal in Progress” that include dates for parking restrictions. Signs will be posted a minimum of 24 hours prior to scheduled snow clearing in each area. Parking will be permitted after the snow has been windrowed and removed.

Weather, snow pack condition and temperature are all taken into account when deciding to initiate street clearing. In this instance, the warmer daytime temperatures of March could quickly melt the compacted snow. Residential snow removal is necessary to maintain road conditions and prevent drainage issues.

Reminders for residents:

  • The orange signs will be posted along collector roads in each neighbourhood and include a timeframe for parking restrictions. During this time, parking is permitted on snow route collector roads. These roads are marked with permanent Snow Route when Declared signs.
  • Vehicles parked on a road during the posted timeframe will be towed, and the owner issued a $250 ticket.
  • Rubber mats, grates and any other materials at the edge of driveways must be removed, as they can interfere with snow removal equipment.
  • Parents are asked to remind children to stay off the windrowed (piled) snow for their safety.
  • If snow is scheduled to be cleared on a waste-collection day, roll-out carts are to be placed at the end of the driveway, and not on the road or sidewalk.

Crews will be working 24/7, and the Residential snow removal will be complete within 12 days (by March 10). If there is snowfall during the process and crews must attend to roads with higher traffic volumes, clearing in the residential areas will be delayed.

A schedule for residential clearing will be posted on the County website on Monday morning. The schedule will be updated daily with completed roads, and residents will be able to monitor progress through online progress maps.

Set in the centre of Alberta’s energy and agricultural heartland, Strathcona County is a thriving, successful and vibrant community of over 98,000 residents. 

Strathcona County is made up of the urban area of Sherwood Park and a large adjacent rural area of farms, acreages and smaller hamlets. It is home to 75 per cent of refining in Western Canada. With a focus on economic, governance, social, cultural and environmental sustainability, Strathcona County is committed to balancing the unique needs of its diverse community.


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Contact: Strathcona County Communications, 780-410-6595