Parking bans during snow removal

When the County needs to clear the snow in Sherwood Park neighbourhoods, temporary parking restrictions are required. 

There are two types of parking bans: snow route parking bans and residential parking bans. You can sign up for snow route parking ban notifications through SC Alerts.

Snow route parking bans

Snow route when declared sign

Snow route parking bans affect collector roads, which are marked with snow route when declared signs year round. Collector roads are classified as Priority 3 under the  Winter Maintenance Policy (123.9 KB) and are cleared when the snow accumulation reaches 15 to 21 centimetres.   

  • Parking bans will be declared a minimum of 24 hours before parking restrictions are enforced.
  • Remove vehicles from the street or park on residential streets without snow route signs. 
  • It may take up to eight days to clear the snow.
  • View a complete list of collector roads (70.6 KB)

Avoid a tow! Sign up to stay in the know.

Sign up for Snow Route Parking ban notifications through Strathcona County Alerts (SC Alerts). Choose from phone calls, text messaging, and email notification.

You can also find out about parking bans through:

Residential street snow removal 

Residential street parking bans

Residential streets are classified as Priority 4 roads and are cleared when the snow depth reaches 10 centimetres of compacted snow before January 1, or 7 centimetres after January 1.  Compacted snow depth is measured every two weeks at 26 locations throughout Sherwood Park. The measurements of these streets are then averaged to determine the need for snow removal.

Watch for Residential Street Snow Removal in progress posted in your neighbourhood.

  • Signs will include dates parking is not permitted.
  • It may take up to 10-12 days to remove the snow from all neighbourhoods in Sherwood Park.  
  • Follow the status of snow removal on the Residential Street online web map.

Frequently Asked Questions

Further information:

Last updated: Wednesday, February 06, 2019
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