Residential snow clearing

Strathcona County crews began clearing residential roads in Sherwood Park at 7 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 11.

Residential street parking ban sign with snow plow and grader working in the background

Watch for signs

Watch for large orange signs that include the dates that snow clearing will take place in your neighbourhood. These signs will be placed a minimum of 24 hours prior to scheduled snow clearing in your area, and they include dates where street parking is not permitted.

Please remove vehicles from the road

Remove all vehicles from residential roads during your neighbourhood’s posted timeframe, or you will be towed and fined. Parking is permitted on collector roads (70.6 KB) marked with "snow route when declared" signs.

Follow along with our clearing progress

Frequently Asked Questions

  • 1. When will you be clearing the snow in my neighbourhood?

    We can’t tell you the exact date or time, but we have a schedule that outlines the residential snow clearing order. Orange signs are also posted at neighbourhood entrances with a date range.

  • 2. How long will it take?

    The entire residential snow removal process will be completed before Sunday, Feb. 17. 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.

  • 3. Where am I supposed to park?

    Parking is permitted on collector roads (70.6 KB) marked with "snow route when declared" signs. These roads have already been windrowed and cleared.

  • 4. What am I supposed to do with my car in the cold? I need to plug it in.

    We know this is an inconvenience in these cold temperatures, but vehicles must be removed from the road to allow for safe and effective snow clearing. Watch for orange signs in your neighbourhood and remove vehicles from the road during the posted dates. You can park your car on your street again once the snow is windrowed and removed.

  • 5. How much notification will I get prior to street cleaning?

    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.

  • 6. Why are you clearing residential roads at this time?

    After January 1, residential roads are cleared when we reach a minimum snow depth of 7 cm. Our latest measurement shows we have reached 7 cm.

  • 7. How did you determine the order of which streets get cleared first?

    The main consideration included coordinating around neighbourhood garbage collection days.

  • 8. What time of day will you be working?

    Residential snow clearing is always a 24/7 job in order to clear all the snow within our policy timeframes and ensure safe travel for residents. It would otherwise take twice as long. We know it can be a disruption, and we appreciate your understanding.

  • 9. When can I park on my street again?

    You are free to park on your street after the snow has been windrowed and removed and the signs are gone. Please do not park on the street next to windrows or you will be towed and fined.

  • 10. 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.

  • 11. My car has been towed; where is it?

    Vehicles will be towed to the closest non-residential (collector) road. If you cannot find your vehicle, please contact Enforcement Services at 780-467-7741.

  • 12. What should I do if waste collection is scheduled for the same day as snow clearing?

    Please place your roll-out cart at the end of your driveway and not on the road or sidewalk.

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Last updated: Friday, February 15, 2019
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