Snow route parking ban in effect
A snow route parking ban is now in effect on all collector roads in Sherwood Park. Please remove all vehicles from affected streets.
Officers are authorized to issue a $250 ticket and tow on any vehicle in violation of the parking ban.
Learn more about the parking ban.
Strathcona County follows a priority system to manage snow and ice on more than 232 km of trails and pathways in Sherwood Park and rural hamlets.
After a snowfall, it can take up to five days to clear all County-maintained trails and pathways. If it snows again, crews will return to clear trails and pathways again in order of priority.
Effective September 27, 2022
School sites, including student drop zones, school bus zones, school parks and connector pathways from residential areas
|Cleared within 24 hours
All hard surfaced pathways and trails leading to public recreation facilities
|Cleared within 48 hours
All remaining hard surfaced trails including trails between residential streets
|Cleared within 5 days (120 hours)
Typically, the County will start clearing Priority 3 trails and pathways at the same time as Priority 2 trails
Ice control on trails and pathways
If icy conditions are an issue, crews will spread rock chips and use equipment to remove ice, where possible. Rock chips are considered a safe and effective way to manage icy trails and pathways. A sand/salt mix can be hard on pets’ feet and landscaping.
We typically do not use any chemicals on trails. In extreme circumstances, we will use an environmentally friendly ice melt, which is safe for animals. High-traffic locations near County facilities also use the same ice melt product.
Ice control around transit centres and facilities
Concrete surfaces around Bethel and Ordze transit centres, as well as areas around County facilities such as the Community Centre and Festival Place, are cleared with 24 hours following a snowfall. The updated priorities only include trails and pathways.
Transportation Engineering and Operations
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