Residential street snow removal
Residential street clearing NOT in progress
Parking is permitted on residential streets (priority 4) in Sherwood Park.
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.
Watch for orange Residential Street Snow Removal signs 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.
Please remove vehicles from the road
When the orange signs are posted in your neighbourhood, remove all vehicles from residential streets during the posted timeframe, or you will be towed and fined. During this time, parking is permitted on collector roads (190.9 KB) marked with "snow route when declared" signs.
Residential snow depth measurement
After a snowfall, County crews measure 26 locations throughout Sherwood Park to get an average depth of compacted snow. This measurement is used to determine when residential snow removal is required. Measurements are updated every two weeks, depending on snow accumulation.
Current compacted snow depth: 5.5 cm
Last updated: February 8, 2021
Follow along with our clearing progress
The residential snow clearing map allows users to follow along with our snow clearing progress.
Snow removal NOT currently in progress
Stay in the know
You can find out about residential parking restrictions through:
- Strathcona County Twitter
- Strathcona County Facebook
- Watch for digital signs at main entrances to Sherwood Park
SC Alerts is only available for snow route parking ban notifications due to the more emergent nature of the ban.
Frequently asked questions
1. How will I know when snow clearing is scheduled for my neighbourhood?Permanent link to How will I know when snow clearing is scheduled for my neighbourhood?
Large orange signs will be placed in your neighbourhood at least 24 hours before snow clearing is scheduled to take place. These signs will include a date range for snow clearing dates when parking is not permitted.
2. How long does it take to clear residential roads?Permanent link to How long does it take to clear residential roads?
Once we start, it can take up to 12 days to clear the snow on all residential streets. If there is snowfall during the process, residential clearing could be delayed as crews must attend to roads with higher traffic volumes.
Where am I supposed to park?
During residential street clearing, parking is permitted on collector roads marked with "snow route when declared" signs.
4. What happens if I forget to move my car?Permanent link to What happens if I forget to move my car?
Vehicles parked on residential roads when snow clearing is scheduled to take place will be towed, and the owner will be issued a $250 ticket.