Residential street snow removal starts Tuesday

March 7, 2022

Residential street snow removal starts Tuesday

Snow route clearing is almost complete, and County crews will start removing snow on remaining residential streets overnight. 

Residents are asked to watch for large orange signs that state “Residential Street Snow Removal in Progress”. The signs include dates for snow clearing in the area when parking is not permitted. Signs will be posted a minimum of 24 hours prior to scheduled snow clearing in each neighbourhood. Parking is permitted after the snow has been windrowed and removed. 

Please note that snow clearing may not remove all of the ice that has built up on the road. Due to the thickness of the ice, trying to clear down to the bare pavement could damage equipment or the road surface.  However, not clearing the snow could lead to further drainage issues when melting conditions start again.

Reminders for residents: 

  • Orange signs will be posted along collector roads in each neighbourhood and include a timeframe for parking restrictions. Do not park on affected streets until snow is removed. During this time, parking is permitted on snow routes (collector roads), which will have been cleared. Snow routes are marked with permanent signs that state “snow route when declared”. 
  • Vehicles parked on a residential street during the posted timeframe will be towed and the owner will be 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 residential snow removal is expected to be complete within 7 to 9 days (by March 17). If crews experience equipment challenges or snowfall during the process (causing crews to attend to roads with higher traffic volumes), clearing in the residential areas will be delayed. 

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

Parking ban information is available through: 

  • SC Alerts (snow route parking bans) 
  • Twitter: @StrathcoCounty 
  • Facebook: 
  • Digital signs on roadways 
  • Local media 

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Contact: Strathcona County Communications, 780-410-6595